Post # 1
Just curious if others utilize them as much as we do?
Where I live, I feel like we are surrounded by parks where we can go hiking, camping, fishing, horseback riding or that offer family friendly events or picnic areas. Do you visit your nearby park(s) and if so, do you have a favorite?
Post # 2
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
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
- 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
- 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 # 6
Ms_Purple: so pretty!
lolot: That’s awesome… if we lived out West, I would love to do some skiing as well. We recently “discovered” a few riding trails nearby that I am wanting to try out ASAP.
Post # 7
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I did before, now for some reason, I never have time. I used to go at least about once a month.
Post # 15
I was going to say I went to one today, but then I realized it was a National Forest (whoops).