horseback riding
1 month ago

Great place to ride! Well marked trails, varied terrain.

Completed the outer loop with several offshoot trails to the reservoir. The outer loop is mainly paved and winds through meadows and along roadsides. It is nicely maintained. Look for runners, bikes, and rollerbladers. Not really much to talk about. However, the offshoot trails are very fun and most lead to the reservoir. I uploaded pics that include both. Lots of wildlife in the wooded areas by the reservoir. Nice morning hike. Great place for family picnics. If you are looking for more traditional, natural hiking... probably not the place for you. To its credit, it is highly developed and maintained. More like a city park. Very pretty none-the-less. Enjoy!

I love this place

While I've walked all the trails in this park numerous times my favorite is the Reservoir Loop, listed at 4.8 miles. It takes you through forest and open fields, provides views of Swimming River Reservoir and Marlu Lake and passes Friends of the Parks Center. There is no water along this trail, bring your own. There is a porta-potti and picinic tables by the Marlu Lake parking area. You can also rent boats to go onto the lake.