We love this park. We don’t have to travel far to get there. It’s a shortcut into the natural elements that sooth my soul.

I can always feel it when I’ve gone too long without nature. It’s like a melancholy in my bones.

To find the universal elements enough; to find the air and the water exhilarating; to be refreshed by a morning walk or an evening saunter; to be thrilled by the stars at night; to be elated over a bird’s nest or a wildflower in spring – these are some of the rewards of the simple life. ~ John Burroughs