Evening Walk

The weather is turning to fall, and the trails are beckoning.

When I was working at Cheddar’s, a coworker told me that I should check out the trails at Bob Eden Park. Thursday afternoon, the kids and I finally got a chance to do that. Turns out Bob Eden Park is just the first in a charming string of parks connected by trails that follow Little Bear Creek. We have explored bits of that creek before, but this section was new to us. Here is the part that we covered on Thursday:

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The trails are sort of a continuation of the ones I wrote about in this post, in the sense that they follow the same line of power poles for a while. Really they’re more of a sequel, though, since there is no direct footpath connecting the two areas.

So, Bob Eden Park.

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It has sand volleyball…

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…a playground…

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…and wide open spaces.

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It connects to Little Bear Creek Community Park…

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…which has tennis courts…

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…a picnic pavilion and restroom facilities…

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…and more wide open spaces.

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At this point the trail forks. We chose the left fork, but we’ll probably go back and explore the right fork at some point. The trail we followed wandered along between the creek and a couple of different roads.

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Eventually we came to McCormick Park.

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It has a nice gazebo…

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…a playground…

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…and a handy directory of the trails.

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Also, this snake painted on a log:

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A little farther along we found another gazebo…

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…another playground…

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…and this sign, which was tall and hard to photograph.

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It says, “The Preserve at McCormick Park,” referencing features such as a bird-watching area and a historic grove.

We continued on…

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…but by the time we got to the lake the sun was setting…

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…so we headed back.

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This is a wonderful trail system connecting some really lovely park areas. We will definitely be back to explore the rest of it.

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