On Sunday, Nick and I took the dogs to Green Lakes State Park in Dewitt, NY. It was also the host location for the September Folksmarch so I was able to check in and score myself another pin and stamp for the walk. I have only missed one walk so far this year, and I finally filled my passport book and needed a new one.
This State park is perhaps one of the most beautiful in our direct area, and the walk is particularly nice because the trails are well groomed and nice and flat. The park is home to a well manicured beach open to the public during the summer months, (It once had diving boards and I remember as a kid waiting in line to take my terrifying jump, it was so much fun).
A golf course lies on the outskirts of the park, several picnic areas scatter the area, a playground, ball fields, fishing areas, concession stand, and bath house. Multiple bench seating along the trails, and miles and miles of beautiful woods.
Nick and I started our walk along the lake, and the beauty of the water is overwhelming.
I spent most of the 4 mile walk taking tons of pictures. Enjoy.
We made our way back to our starting point, grabbed a drink of Lemonade from the Folksmarch area as well as a brownie which Nick and I split, and headed homewards. We talked about hitting up the Westcott St fair (which Nick and I attended several years ago when he was younger, but have not made it to in many years since). We both decided and by looking at the dogs, it was best to head on home.
All the way home I felt so relaxed and at peace. The dogs must have been feeling pretty peaceful as well, they passed out once in the van. I so enjoyed walking and I really did feel so much of a sense of peace afterwards. I must make an effort to do that more often. It was incredibly nice, and extra special that my son came with me. Plus I got my Folksmarch walk in for the month. So glad that even as an adult my oldest wants to hang out with his mom.
He's such a great kid!