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Sunday, July 4, 2010
Urban Trail: Petoskey - June 19
On Saturday, June 19, we hiked through Petoskey. We had to do some extra car shuffling in order to skip the 3 miles that are being saved for the August celebration. As we approached town on a short road walk we got a great view of the Little Traverse Bay, the portion of Lake Michigan just off Petoskey. We wondered what kind of sights we would see.
This tree, however, was very surprised to see us!
What we found was a really beautiful urban trail, the Little Traverse Wheelway. The southern end is still being constructed, but there are a lot of miles that follow the waterfront.
There was a festival of some sort going on, so we saw a lot of people. The trail makes a really nice connection to the downtown area. I'm trying to keep the number of pictures under control, but there was a nice variety of spaces, parks, scenes, and interpretive info. We hiked 15 miles all together, and the day ended on a rail trail that went past a couple of small lakes.
Don't think that just because I like finding new plants and adventures a lot that I find more common sights boring. Some things will always bring a smile. Here's a majestic swan, and to end with, a lovely patch of water lilies.