After a full year in our new town we feel like locals. We can drive to the grocery store without the GPS, recommend restaurants to visitors, and sip coffee at hole-in-the-wall establishments. However, this feeling is only on the surface. We realize there is much more to learn about what our town has to offer and decided to get off the main roads a take a bike ride around our neighborhood.
Ian and I were itching to get out of the house and he set two guidelines:
- We get outside and enjoy the nice weather
- We go somewhere we haven’t been before
Still being relatively new to the area, the second guideline was not hard to follow. We hit up trusty Google and searched for a State Park within driving distance. High Cliff State Park was the winner!
We learned High Cliff State Park used to be an old quarry and were surrounded by beautiful rock formations throughout our hike. At dusk, we stumbled across a grouping of Indian Burial Mounds which made for a very somber walk through the woods. I find burial mounds fascinating and was saddened to learn many of the mounds were destroyed by the quarry.
Overall, the hike was educational and breath-taking. It was a great way to get outdoors and explore our new county.
Ian and I have been making frequent trips back home for wedding planning meetings. On our most recent trip we stopped by Indian Lake for a quick hike (it ended up taking 2 hours). The hike takes you through a gorgeous meadow surrounding the lake and winds up into the woods. It’ a great way to enjoy the nice weather and sneak in a weekend workout. Here are a few pictures we snapped along the way. Hope you enjoy!