52 Parks 52 Weeks

Kings Mountain Greenway Trail
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Daisy in Shadows at Buffalo Creek Nature Trail
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National Trails Day: Buffalo Creek Preserve

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Charlotte NC
This year for Mother’s Day I made it very clear that I was not feeling up to going to any restaurants or brunches of any kind. I don’t know how anyone enjoys going out to eat on large event days like that. The wait is always longer, food is never […]

Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens

train bridge Catawba River
Thanks again to the AllTrails app for finding this place for me! I was running out of ideas for places to go (not good) so one day and did a random search on the app and found the Riverwalk trail  in Rock Hill. At first I thought it was the same […]

Catawba Riverwalk Trail: Rock Hill, SC

Copperhead Island Stairway
I have been to Copperhead Island a few times but I never walked around the entire island slowly like I did this past trip. Copperhead Island is located near McDowell Nature Preserve in Charlotte, NC. Driving in, you might think you’re lost because all you see what looks like a […]

Copperhead Island

NC Zoo ostrich
I’ve been trying to branch out a little and photograph more than just trees. While still on Spring Break we chose to go to the NC Zoo in Ashboro. We’re were just near the Uwharrie Mountains at Badin Lake so we just continued the trip a little further. I always compare […]

NC Zoo Ashboro, North Carolina

Hammock at Badin Lake
Everyone is out for Spring Break and the first thing on my list is relaxing! I get to sleep in, not have to fight morning traffic and not have to plan any meals. They deserve a break from all of that and we definitely do too. The boys requested that […]

Badin Lake in the Uwharrie National Forest

Lake Haigler, SC
In my  last post I mentioned that I broke my toe recently, so I haven’t been out  hiking trails that much. I went out a few times and came home in pain so, lesson learned. I’m pretty hard-headed and didn’t want a broken toe to stop me but unfortunately when […]

Lake Haigler

Torrance CreekGreenway rocks
So I’ve been dealing with this stupid broken toe for a few weeks. It has really impacted my hiking and trail walking. Why this toe hurts way more than the other toe I broke a few years ago I have no idea but such is life! I haven’t been able […]

#11: Torrence Creek Greenway

Kings Mountain Living History Farm Fence
One thing that I’ve learned about these planned hikes is that NOTHING goes as planned. The weekend was nice and so I felt great about going back to Kings Mountain knowing I wouldn’t get caught in the rain like I did last time. Why oh why did I NOT look at […]

Kings Mountain Nature Trail-take two

midtown park charlotte nc
Midtown Park is on South Kings Drive near Carolina’s Medical Center-Main. I originally found this park last year when I brought lunch to my husband. It’s a really cute park and even though I’d been here before, I decided to add it to this years hike/park tour because I like […]

#7: Midtown Park: Charlotte, NC

gold hill nc historic mines park
I’m becoming my grandparents, for real. This.is.not.good! LOL Seriously, I remember my dad telling me stories about how my grandparents used to drag them all over the country to random historical parks and apparently my grandfather had a thing for forts. To this day, my dad hates forts and never […]

#6: Gold Hill Mines Historic Park

four mile creek reflection
This weeks hike took me back to a part of the Lower McAlpine Creek and Four Mile Creek Greenways that I hadn’t been to before. This was more of a walk than a hike as there was no elevation to walk up.  I have visited different parts of both greenways but […]

#5: Lower McAlpine Creek & Four Mile Creek Greenway

baseballs at Crooked Creek Park
So, it was supposed to “snow” over the weekend, it didn’t. We got mostly ice as usual and a little bit of snow.  I put snow in quotes because it never really snows here, not like it does in Virginia. Growing up in Virginia we looked forward to snow because when […]

Park 2: Crooked Creek Park