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.

Thursday, December 15, 2016

No jogging allowed.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Sign at the entrance that says no jogging

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.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

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

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.

on Lake Ballard Trail

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.

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.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

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

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.

Friday, May 17, 2013

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

Thursday, May 16, 2013

What a nice little park for only 142 acres! The main trail is a mile and a quarter, but if you do all the little side loops it is more like a mile and three quarters. There is a lot to see on this short trail. Be advised that the park does not allow smoking, drinking, fishing or other negative behaviors.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Beautiful woodland, meadow, lake and wetland scenery. Took our time exploring main trail around the lake with multiple additional trails through the woods. A hidden gem in Hampton Roads.

on Lake Ballard Trail

Saturday, July 02, 2016

trail running
Sunday, June 12, 2016

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Sunday, June 29, 2014