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Last week my dad and I went to a new park. It’s a little over a year old, and it was the first time we’d visited it.

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Just a couple minutes from the parking lot we came to a lookout with some amazing views.

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It’s easy to understand why people settled here way back in the day. It’s such a pretty place.

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Most of the paths were bike accessible, though there were a few where bikes weren’t allowed. I definitely want to come back and explore more of the park, especially the trails where I couldn’t take my bike.

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There were lots of interpretive signs along the way to point interesting things out.

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It’s pretty cool to think that even though the house that was once here is long gone, the fireplace still survives.

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There were all kinds of browns and golds everywhere. I’d love to come back here at different times through the year to see how it changes. I bet it would be beautiful in the spring.

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I rode my bike while my dad walked. The parking lot is at the top of a huge hill, and all the paths I saw lead down. By the time we started back to the car, I was tired but we still had to go back up the hill. I made it 3/4 of the way up before my legs felt like jello and I couldn’t pedal anymore, so I had to walk my bike up the last part. Next time I’m going to bike all the way up that hill!

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