Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Yesterday I walked on the trail that runs along the river in the Ferndale part of town. Those of you from this area may be familiar with this trail. It runs along the river on an old railroad track that runs from Moxham to Riverside. The trail is 1.2 miles each way and we usually park at one end and walk down and back. I try to walk at a quick pace but sometimes am distracted by my surroundings. This trail is shaded in a lot of spots so it is cool to walk on. There are lots of birds and animals that scamper across the trail. Last night we saw rabbits, a ground hog and several kinds of unusual birds. As you walk you usually meet up with other people walking, running, biking and dog walking. Last night there was a dad and little girl riding as we walked the first leg of the trail and on the way back we saw them pushing the bikes. I said to them, "Did you tucker out?" The dad responded "She did". The nicest thing about this walk is that you are getting a workout and don't even realize it. Before you know it, you are done with the hike. Give it a try. It's something different and it is free. My family and I have been doing this for years. They are always making improvements to the trail and it is well maintained.
PS: while they are working on the Ferndale bridge, it is hard to find parking. That end of the trail is closed to parking but you can park at the Riverside entrance.