There's something so appealing about a path that just seems to invite you in. It doesn't have to be a long trail. It doesn't need to go on for miles. It doesn't have to climb to a majestic vista. But being sheltered on either side of a trail by trees, grasses, wildflowers, and streams, ahhhhh, that transports me to another world. A more peaceful, breathable world.
Now that summer is in full-swing, the desire to get out and savor its best offerings feels amplified. I have lists of all sorts of wonderful places to explore. Recently, I discovered the glorious wooded trail behind a local family-friendly park in Brookfield, visited a lush lakeside trail in Whitewater, and made a stop at a thirst-quenching free flowing artesian spring well just minutes away from that lakeside trail. I spent an afternoon in Bayview reveling in the urban beauty of Humboldt Park, and took a short trip to Kenosha to visit an enchanting nature preserve just off I-94. It was the perfect spot to enjoy the coolness of the woods on a 90+ degree day.
For a quick look at new additions to The Park Next Door, check out the What's New page. Here you'll find a photo gallery of newer listings, with links to the individual pages for each location. More new features are to come as well.
The trails are calling!
A nature lover, bird watcher, wildlife fan, amateur photographer, humane gardener, traveler, and singer of songs. I've been keeping closer to home these days, and truly discovering the beauty that lies in TheParkNextDoor.