Cave Point Park

Door County Adventures : Cave Point Park

Ian came down with pneumonia last week, so our days were filled with movies, naps, and eating chicken noodle soup. After a busy day at work this itinerary sounds divine, but around the third day I was itching to get out of the house.

Door-County-Cave-Point-Park

Door County Adventures : Cave Point Park

After a week of antibiotics and lots of rest, Ian was finally starting to feel like himself again. To celebrate (and shake off our bout of cabin fever!) we filled a thermos with hot chocolate, bundled up, and drove up to Door County to visit Cave Point Park.

Door County Adventures : Cave Point Park

Door County Adventures : Cave Point Park

Door County Adventures : Cave Point Park

I felt like we were exploring an enchanted forest as we hiked through the moss covered trails. Half way through our hike Ian caught a glimpse of a small hidden beach. We wove our way through the trees to get to the beach and were surprised to find it covered in balancing stones. Of course, Ian was up for the challenge and spent a good half and hour designing his balancing stone structure. I on the other-hand took pride in stacking the smallest structure on the beach!

Door County Adventures : Cave Point Park

Door County Adventures : Cave Point Park

We ended our day of exploration cuddled underneath a blanket, sipping hot chocolate, and watching the sunset over Lake Michigan. After a week in and out of the doctor’s office, I wanted to hold onto this moment and cherish the fact that we live in a beautiful state where views like this are only a mini road-trip away.

Door County Adventures : Cave Point Park

Neighborhood Bike Ride

Neighborhood Bike Ride| Beauty and Blooms

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.

Neighborhood Bike Ride| Beauty and Blooms{The most adorable swing}

Neighborhood Bike Ride| Beauty and Blooms{Hitting golden hour on the trek home}

Neighborhood Bike Ride| Beauty and Blooms{An old granary turned restaurant}

High Cliff State Park

High Cliff State Park | Beauty and Blooms

Ian and I were itching to get out of the house and he set two guidelines:

  1. We get outside and enjoy the nice weather
  2. 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!

High Cliff State Park | Beauty and Blooms

High Cliff State Park | Beauty and Blooms

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.

High Cliff State Park | Beauty and Blooms

High Cliff State Park | Beauty and Blooms

Overall, the hike was educational and breath-taking. It was a great way to get outdoors and explore our new county.