Do You Visit Your Local State Parks?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
5460 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We have plenty of county parks nearby and we do go with DD for her to use the playgrounds.  We haven’t been to a national or state park in a while though :/

Post # 3
3623 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Mrs_Amanda:  State parks, no. Federal and local parks, literally every day. But I am the exception (I commute on foot through a few national parks and a local park on weekdays and on weekends I will run through them). I happen to live in an amazing area with tons and tons of federal and local resources.

My favorite is the National Mall and Memorial Parks. Especially when the tourists go away and it is just me and the foxes. When there are cherry trees and millions of people it gets in the way of my run 🙂

Post # 4
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

We go to WI State Parks & Forests all the time, it costs us $37/year for a vehicle pass for two cars in one household. We also visit local parks a lot too! We have a check list going to try and visit as many Wisconsin State Parks as we can. We have also been working on hiking various segments of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail. We camp at least once a year at a state park too.

Our favorite state park is probably Devil’s Lake…personal photo below:

Post # 5
8850 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Heck yeah.  We spend a lot of time in our local state park and also surrounding National Forest / BLM land – camping, mountain biking, x-c skiing, hiking, etc.  Hooray for public land : )

In fact, my husband and I are heading up to climb a mountain in our nearby National Forest after work today.  (Pretty easy walk-up, nothing too hardcore, but it is over 12,000 feet at the top!)

Post # 7
6158 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

there is a state park 10ish minutes from my house.  i bike through it a few days a week to get from one side of town to the other.  i also go hiking there a lot.  i love waterfalls and there is a 30ft waterfall with a huge flat rock at the top of picnics.

when DH and I travel, we try to go to a state or federal park for hiking. when we visited Denver, we went to 4.

Post # 8
42117 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Mrs_Amanda:  We have camped,hiked, cross country skied, gone fishing etc in our provincial parks and in Washington state parks for years. We loved Decepetion Pass State Park in WA last year.

Post # 9
2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

We do!  We go to Natural Bridge at least once or twice a year.  I also like Cumberland Falls and Barren River State Park!  We have good ones in Kentucky!

Post # 10
1007 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Our neighborhood is connected to a park with a river and mountain biking trails. I use the park daily to walk my dogs, hike, and/or run. They hold races there a lot, and it so nice to be able to just wake up and walk there, then just walk back home!

Post # 11
15016 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

We camp and fish at state parks a lot during the summer. This summer we haven’t been at all and are bummed about it. We are planning to go in two weeks for a nice long weekend maybe a week. 

Post # 12
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Local State Parks is an oxymoron here 🙂

Growing up, I was by an entrance for a huge provincial park and went there often.

Now, we don’t really have anything that close to us for national/provincial parks.  We go to local parks with storm ponds often.  I also hope to use the local lake much more often in the future.

Post # 13
6667 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

We go to Gunpowder Falls State Park pretty regularly and take little hikes along the river. They have blacksmith demonstrations at a place called Jerusalem Mills that is there that my daughters love to watch.

Post # 14
1231 posts
Bumble bee

I did before,  now for some reason,  I never have time. I used to go at least about once a month.

Post # 15
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I was going to say I went to one today, but then I realized it was a National Forest (whoops).

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