we got out of the car, put bug spray on and still got swarmed by 50 mosquitos. had to leave before even getting to the trail.

No jogging allowed.

Sign at the entrance that says no jogging

Saturday, July 02, 2016

trail running
Sunday, June 12, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

walking
Thursday, November 12, 2015

Nice walk around the lake. Good views of the fall colors were on display when I was there. Unfortunately mosquitoes and ticks were bad also! I recommend not doing this after a lot of rain (as was the case when I went). No pets, running, or biking according to the signs.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Hidden surprise. Nice wide well maintained path around lake. Secluded feeling.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Great Family walk.. nice and quiet with thousands of dragonflies everywhere..

hiking
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

What a beautiful lake! I think it is even prettier than Oak Grove and without the heavy traffic. The Lake Ballard Trail is the main loop around the lake but you can add some little side loops to add interest and mileage. Make sure you use your tick spray and stay out of the tall grass.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

An easy trail with lots of birds and a few deer. It's a very pretty trail, great for photos.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

on Lake Ballard Trail

hiking
Friday, October 04, 2013

This beautiful preserve has two downfalls: no running, no cycling. While it is too short to cycle, it would be fun for children. Anyway, the positives so outweigh the negatives. This place is simply stunning. It is a short walk, less than 2 miles, but perfect for an ethereal departure from reality. Lots of stops worth sitting and enjoying breathtaking views.

hiking
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A nice little trail with a lot to see. I combine it with the main trail and the other small loops, but as a stand alone, it gives some of everything in the park: the woods, lake, creek and wetlands.

hiking
Sunday, May 19, 2013

Start out walking past a lake. Then beautiful forrest. Finally down to e salt marsh obsrvation deck.

hiking
Sunday, May 19, 2013

Too short but lots to see. It is a beautiful wooded trail that has a bird blind if want to stop and watch the birds that fish in the creek.

hiking
Friday, May 17, 2013

It was cloudy today, but still a nice walk. We took all the extra side loops.