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busy but beautiful park like setting. shallow swimming and wading pools that are great in the summer

It's a park, not a hiking trail, over-crowded in the summer. If you're adventurous you can walk along the river to some interesting areas.

Nice stroll with my kids and dog.

4 months ago

Nice hike with my small dog. Cover from the trees makes it a little less wet. Good hills on one side, and the river rushing is wonderful to hear. During the summer, step in and get wet! Huge pro: bathrooms, and quite a few of them!

Beautiful little hike around the lake!

7 months ago

Good shade and safe trails but can be crowded while walking through picnic areas.

It's a short trail, but very beautiful! There is an upper trail and a lower trail. The upper trail is wider but you really can't see the lake. Lower trail does have some tree roots but very close to the lake and has many spots where you can get into the lake or fish. Great trail!!

It was a very nice trail. There is a upper trail that is for horses and is wider and not so many roots. The lower trail you do have to watch for roots. It was pretty and we got a nice workout walking 3 times around the lake. Lots of people fishing. Nice man made sandy beach for swimming. You do have to have a discovery pass.

Nice trail around the lake, different paths you can take. Watch out for horse apples ;)

8 months ago

wide trails well maintained. plenty of picnic areas and activies throughout pathes.

Nice easy walk. You can take some of the different trails to make it longer and get off the beaten path, but in my experience they didn't offer much in the way of views. The prettiest views were found on the lower lake trail. Great for other activities besides hiking- camping, swimming, fishing... lots to do here!!

Easy walk; the bottom portion is pretty accessible for small loads but not strollers. Saw tons of people fishing. Lake is very calm, but small, so good to float in but not for exploration.

Very pretty here

Easy, pretty, lake views. Not stroller friendly at all points.

10 months ago

First time visitor on a clear day with no wind. Walked the entire trail with my wife and our dog. There were other hikers, runners and even a few mountain bicyclists. Trail was dry in most areas even with an exceptionally wet winter. Lots of shade from both large deciduous and evergreen trees. Would be great during warm summer days.

I walked around the horse trail two times and it was somewhat muddy.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

I love this walk! No hiking involved and a beautiful walk around the park.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Nice trail perfect for dogs and family.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The lake is beautiful and so peaceful especially mid-week! Trails are very well maintained and even saw a horseback rider out today.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Easy trail. Good for the kids and dog.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

My husband and I are new to the area and have started checking out the local hiking spots. We started with this easy one and enjoyed the views of the river. I want to return to do some birding and my husband wants to return to try some trail running here.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Beautiful trail. a good mixture of water and old growth forest.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Love BG Lake, two different trails around the lake. Beautiful!!

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Love this place it's so serene and beautiful! great place for walking.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

great family hike for kids under 10. nice spots to stop and swim. play areas to rest at. clean restrooms. clean water fountains to refill canteens.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Lots of ducks! Trail is paved so may be accessible to folks who use mobility devices.

Friday, August 05, 2016

Busy in the summer, noise from a lot if folks on the beach. Picked up a lot of trash on the way.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

This is a neighborhood park with a small figure-8 trail with 3 duck ponds! A good outing with little ones and some stale bread.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Decent area. Couple of nice views. crowded by people using the lake to swim so parking can be tuff in summer Doubles as equestrian trails in some areas so steep hills are ate up and watch out for horse excrement. Don't swim in the lake, just my personal opinion.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016

pretty good trail. summer gets nuts though!

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