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Saturday, May 26, 2012
Sophie's Park Excursions: Mint Hill Park
The next park on the list: The Mint Hill Park on Fairview Road. We really like this park very much. It's super clean. It has a couple of age-defined playgrounds, ball fields, very nice tennis courts and a 3/4 mile nature trail. The trail has a very wide path on which to walk, which makes me feel really good, for some reason. It circles around, so that by the time you're ending the walk, you're just about back where you started.
There are a couple of picnic shelters, but not as many as Idlewild Park. There is also a Frisbee (or Disc) golf course and a few exercise stations posted along the way. It's very easy to get to from 218, off of Highway 51.
I'm ready! Let's go!
This sign is a little ominous at first glance, but I guess one should never walk along a nature trail alone.
Benches are tucked away along the paths. See how nice and wide the paths are? No tree roots here!
Sophie doing what Sophie loves best: Sniffing!
It's quite tranquil down in the middle of the trail, yet it's not nearly as lonely, dark and dank as Idlewild Park. All in all, this park is really great. We've been back lots of times so far.
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Maggie Our Bearded Collie
May Our Bright Beardie Girl Rest in Peace: Nov. 30, 1997-October 26, 2011
I was a writer/columnist ... who became a stay-at-home mom ... who morphed into a homeschooling mom ... who took up knitting while waiting for my children at chess tournaments ... and caring for my elderly parents. I opened my online shop, http://www.thepatternbox.com in 2008. (Check it out for more of my designs!) Leisure Arts published "Storybook Dolls to Knit," my book of walkabout puppets, in 2011. My newest adventure: A grandson!