http://www.hermitage.net/documents/hermitage-trails.pdf Maps of the trails I am writing about in the next few days.
First published last summer.
with the concert and fifty cent hot dog). I live near the park, so it
is by far my favorite. The park provides swimming, tennis, fishing as
well as the trails. The committee also organizes days, like the Great
Outdoors Event, a few weeks ago, Clean Up day in the spring and Winter
Festival, as well as their jewel of a day, Buhl Day on Labor Day. I love
We also have the Rodney White Park for trails. The
tennis courts are on the school property, but opened to the residents.
The trail for Rodney White Park meanders around the back of the high
school grounds. Some of it feels like walking through someone's
backyard. It is short, but shaded most of the way. Double backing would
help with the mileage. In the summer, walking a dog with a black coat,
makes this trail ideal. As you can see from these pictures, the feeling
of being in the woods overwhelms, with red berries, not quite sweet from
sunshine yesterday, but still good.
A playground for the kids has
that soft foam. I appreciated this when my girls were young if it had
rained. No mud when the weather cleared. A gazebo for picnics or next
month, my book signing, sits in the middle. Public bathrooms are clean.
exercise seekers can always walk or run the track. Before the trail was
finalized, I met some mothers a few times on the track for walking.
Walking in circles did little for me, when I had luscious Buhl Park out
my front door.