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 traveler, singer, novice photographer, humane gardener, and nature lover.