I know we probably shouldn't tell you this, but sometimes, we're like "What should we do?!" It's just downright ridonk-ulous.
My whole family had been sick the last weekend and I was just ready to get out. Regardless of the looming thunderclouds and raining trickling down all over. Luckily, Stephanie was game for adventure in the rain too.
Stephanie and been perusing Instagram and saw some amazing photos of Farmington Creek Trails, so there we headed. I'd only recently been to Farmington Pond this year...and actually I forgot to post all about my swimming in the kind of gross pond, but it was worth it for the rope swing.
Anyways, it's the perfect place to fish, picnic, and go for some good walking. They even have a firepit by the parking lot.
The kids were immediately mesmerized the geese. (I'm pretty sure they are geese?) Although, the geese were quite upset we didn't bring any snacks for them.
Little brother, Orion, has now reached the age that he wants to walk, just like everyone else. Little does he know, that he is very little. Everytime he fell down on the path, his little jeans would soak up all the water, leaving little bum marks on the trail.
This is one of the areas you can sit and relax and watch the fisherman from the dock.
All along the path there are picnic tables or benches to sit and take a rest.
The kids loved finding this guy. He was quite large...I don't think I've ever seen a slug so big.
The fall colors were just bursting, quite literally, from all the walls.
After a good rainstorm, everything always looks so much more vibrant. It felt like we were in another world with all that green!
One of our favorite finds was this tree that had a royal bench cut out.
"And the tree was happy." - Shel Silverstein from The Giving Tree
My dog, Kona, even made a rare appearance. Isn't it weird how once you have children...the dogs take the back burner? Poor, poor Kona.
Everywhere you looked there was nature bursting at the seams. The mushrooms were popping up.
Maybe it's just because I'd just been reading a Children's Fairy Tales, but this bridge immediately made me thing of trolls lurking beneath it.
I kind of love plants. My grandma knew about all sorts of plants, and I always paid careful attention to what plants were which. So it gets me all excited to show the kids plants like these Silver Dollar Plants that were growing all over.
Below, Locke went back to Farmington Pond and decided to explore. He would have gone at first, but the poor kid got stung by a wasp within the first 10 minutes we were there.
We worked through it like a champ.
We'll be writing about the Lagoon part of the trail tomorrow!
Hurry and go! It's the perfect place for some family photos!
- Fish Cleaning Area.
- Picnic Area
- Parking Lot (Right next to the pond)
- Good paved path. ADA Friendly, although some the first part coming down by the pond is steep.
- Stops along the way.
Length is as long as you want to walk.
We walked down to the end of the Lagoon Trail and then walked back the way we came.