I met a woman named Malia and we got to talking… (like how I met most of my friends). She volunteers at the community events and teaches arts and crafts to children. (I practically met myself!). I told her we’re always open to meeting locals and being one with nature. She recommended a few local hot spots for Owen to enjoy.
This park had trails galore and goes on for miles. You can choose dirth path or paved. You can hike above Ashland Creek and be amongst the trees or along the creek where you can hear it rushing continously. You can walk your dog or your stroller. You can get a good work out or just have a picnic along the creek.
We chose to hike along the creek around the evening and it was such a humid warm day. Not as enjoyable but the deers we kept encountering made my sour disposition go away. We saw about 4 and two babies.
We ventured to the far end of the park where Malia told me about the dam where the kids swim at the reservoir.