Saturday, September 27, 2014

Ada Township Park ~ 9/27/14

Looking for a new place to walk, we headed to Ada Township Park, where we hadn't been for several years. There are paved paths and nature paths and we looked forward to getting a hour's walk in. This sign looked like a good place to start.
But it ended up taking us to a subdivision and we weren't sure where it went from there so we turned around. This sign lead us astray.
The paved paths took us past some fishing boys, turtles, and beautiful reflections.
There's a pretty lagoon with strict rules.
We tried a few of the nature paths but they were poorly maintained - muddy, overgrown, and not well marked. But we did see a deer track and flushed a snake.
Along with being a township park, it's also an arboretum, so the trees are plentiful and identified.
Fall color is coming into its own.
We saw this cool tree on the way out but as walking parks go, this one is serene and a lovely spot for a picnic but not for a serious walk. Roselle is more organized but lacking trees, and the Calvin College Preserve is more interesting but with less mileage. It'd be nice if Ada Township would work on the nature paths here and you might be able to get a good hike in, without getting poison ivy :-) But you can see a Hydrangea Tree here!

Ecosystem Preserve Calvin College

Roselle Park 


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