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Continuing our Farmington Creek Trail stroll to the Lagoon Trail. Man, because it had just rained, everything was so green and fresh!

Along the bushes, watch out for the hidden gardens. At first, none of the kids wanted to follow me into the little secret tunnel, but eventually, they couldn't resist.

When I was a kid, my best friend and I would hide in her bushes for hours. This little secret garden was big enough for me to stand up in. Not that it's saying much, since I barely pass into the five foot range.

Along the path you'll come to the elk and bison stalls. The kids thought it was crazy to be standing soooo close to the giant buck elk.

Plus, there is this awesome tree (one of our readers said they call it the "elevator tree.") that's big enough to put a bunch of people in. Anyone ready My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George? It's a classic book about a kid who lives in a hollowed out tree...I mean seriously, I spent many years day dreaming because of this book.

The kids couldn't stop staring at the bison. We sat there a long time, watching. There were calf too, a few of them. Pretty sure we freaked out the mama buffalo.

Also, let's talk about this amazing barn and horses just off the path. I can't believe someone owns the land...they are soo lucky!

It's the perfect place to do some family photos.

This was off the path as well, except for it was on someone's property, so we could only wish we could have gone inside.

So, if you are wondering what to do's the day to explore the Farmington Creek Trail and Lagoon Trail!

Helpful Tips
  • Bathrooms.
  • Fish Cleaning Area.
  • Picnic Area
  • Firepit
  • Parking Lot (Right next to the pond)
  • Good paved path. ADA Friendly, although some the first part coming down by the pond is steep.
  • Fishing
  • 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.

Brooke Tue, 10/20/2015 - 15:48

Hello! I'm trying to figure out exactly where that awesome barn is for our upcoming family photos. Where is the best place to park to be close to it?

harm Tue, 10/20/2015 - 20:54

In reply to by Brooke

So I THINK 200 W and State Street. But then I just read this comment "The map directions told me to turn left on 200 W, but there is no left turn on 200 W. Take 300 W instead and it cuts right through the middle of the trail." So if you park along state street you should be able to find the trail. I would just start on the South side as it's closer to the buffalo.


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