Thursday, May 29, 2014

A Walk In The Park, Guernsey State Park


Did you know that the Museum parking lot was a tennis court in the 1930s? The CCC built the court and today’s lower lot was used for all museum visitors. Not sure when the courts were abandoned and made into a parking lot. Below see a photo of the parking lot and the tennis court taken from roughly the same place.

Photo Courtesy of Wyoming State Park and Cultural Resources

We caught this deer nibbling on a green ash tree near the park headquarters as we drove into the park this evening. 

The Mountain Mahogany in the park is spectacular, as are many wild flowers now in bloom. Good time of the year to take a walk in the park.
Mountain Mahogany

For anyone interested there will be a meeting of the, Friends of Guernsey State Park, in the Museum, this Sunday, June 1, at 1:30.

If you would like to learn more about the park, or help out with ideas for park activities, come join us Sunday, all are welcome. Yearly dues are very reasonable and we are looking to grow the membership numbers. Come join us Sunday.
Mark Twain once said, "Golf is a good walk spoiled." I love to play golf but, if you would like a great walk, with a chance to see nature and the park at its best, there is no time like now.
Great View of Guernsey RR Bridge from Red Cliff Trail
 
The park offers wonderful camping and boating, both terrific park activities, but hiking and picnicking, this time of the year, priceless.
Now This is What I Am Talking About  -  Guernsey State Park (5/29/14)
Come and take a few photos, send them to your friends, and make them wish they were walking in the park with you.
North Across the Spillway  -  Photo taken 5/29/14