In the park here is a designated birder trail. It is also part of the walking circuit of the park. Today Sturdy Steed was put to work. Even though the wind was blowing the bark off the trees and the grass out of the ground, Sturdy had no trouble showing the wind he was BOSS. Before we finished getting pictures for this blog we logged 4.47 miles inside the park on all types of terrain.
Now let us start the short tour.
The paved path to the right is the start of the birder trail. It winds around through the trees and brush for a little ways. Right now the flowers are blooming like crazy and nearly suffocating you with the aroma.
As the trail winds around it takes you past two side trails each of which leads you to a gazebo for bird watching. This is the one closest to the lake. When you are in here it feels like you are miles from anywhere.
Leaving the gazebo the trail to the lake and pier is to your left. The concrete walk takes right to the pier and a wonderful scene. If you look over the top of the pier, the pink flowers on the far shore are where the just visited gazebo is located.
When leaving the pier a left turn will take you around to the back of the lake. Sometimes you can see one of the alligators while walking the back trail. One large one likes to lie up on the far bank in the sun.
When the back trail loop brings you back to the pier, you can take the birder trail back or stay to the right and take the trail past hole 11 of the golf course. This gives you a bit of a view of the local golf course.
Back in the more developed portion of the part is the playground area. Several types of equipment are in the area. Many concrete picnic tables are here also. Frequently there are many families out here cooking and having a great time. Kids can run amuck out here reasonably safely.
In the summer the swimming pool does a massive business. Next door is a building that can be rented for events. Sometimes this area can be very boisterous to say the least.
There are lots more features to this park. This evening a few minutes were spent watching a T ball game. The kids certainly know how to try to have tooooo much fun. TheOFM