I love that Peace Valley has two separate “worlds” to it. The first is the paved trail around the lake, where bicycling and pets are also allowed. It’s a very peaceful walk. My husband and I have done it a few times, typically taking some lunch with us to enjoy at one of the many picnic tables situated around the lake.

The second “world” includes the variety of nature trails that are offered, all of which are meant for foot traffic only and no pets. These are unpaved, usually grassy trails. Most trails are pretty basic, but there are some moderate paths where you’ll run into spots of swampy, muddy terrain, and a few trails may have you cross the creek (usually on stepping stones set up to allow passage). You can usually see quite a few deer, as well as some other smaller wildlife when traveling along the nature trails, which are on preserved land.

Because of the variety of trails and activities, Peace Valley is definitely my go to park.