Today we headed 40 minutes north of us to the small town of Pocahontas which is located on the Black River. It has a population of around 6000. Mom had noticed a park right along the edge of the river when she looking on Google maps so we thought we would go and check it out. It is quite a small park but does have some nice walking paths and this pretty little gazebo. There was also "supposed" to be a statue of Pocahontas there but we guess she got tired of standing around and has wandered off somewhere because we couldn't find her anywhere. We did like that the park had these "doggie waste stations" located along the paths - although it would of been nice if they had also put some trash cans right next to them too!
The Black River is quite a big river and very wide but right next to the park it is in a horse shoe shape so it was hard to get any great pictures of it. After 2 laps of the park which took about 12 minutes, we decided to go and check out a lake a bit further down the road. Sadly Baltz Lake - like so many around here is mainly private. There was just one small area the public could look at the view from. Mom gets so annoyed when you have such pretty spots that only the 'privileged few' can enjoy. She mumbled and grumbled all the way home about it and said it is no wonder smalls towns are dying as there is no where for people to stop and enjoy them.
Pity Baltz Lake was mainly private and there was nowhere to stop and enjoy it. Have a fabulous Friday.ReplyDelete
Best wishes Molly
Pocahontas, wasn't she a Princess ?ReplyDelete
I think I would have wondered off to have a look at that beautiful scenery as well !
The weather still looks great where you are
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx
Looks wonderful. It's kinda the same with beaches. A lot of people who own beach front property try to get things changed so people can walk out in front of there house. Ugh!!ReplyDelete
Looks like it was such a pretty day, too bad you weren't able to stretch your legs as much as you like.ReplyDelete
There are about 7 lakes within 10 miles of my house. But they're all 'private', except for one teeny, tiny public access spot and the town beach (which is pretty small itself). Its very annoying!
We have so enjoyed your pictures even though we have not commented much!!!ReplyDelete
We are so glad there was at least enough room on that lake for your Mama to get such pretty pictures of you both!!ReplyDelete
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo
We are jealous of all your beautiful parksReplyDelete
Lily & Edward
We Beaglebratz r also jelly-ous of u'all an'your purty pikchurez. BUTT then az handsum az u 2 r - u cood probably make the most dismal place look great. An'we agree with your mom - bet if more small townz wood werk a bit tue make themselvez more invitin'an let otherz c their lakez an'purty placez then then woodn't b dyin'out.ReplyDelete
By the way, did our mom say thank-u tue your mom fer commentin'on our mom'z post? If not then she shood haf cuz soundz like your mom an'our mom haz sum stuff in common - like the never endin'stuff.
Shiloh-Lord of the Manor an'Diva Shasta
Another beautiful place!ReplyDelete
Don't know how Pocahontas got that far west! She's a Virginian...well, if there'd been a Virginia then, she would be.ReplyDelete
Those last two pictures by the lake are stunning. Reminds me of warm, summer days. (which seem to be in the past now!)ReplyDelete
Y'all look great in front of dat lake. I woulda wanted to go swimmin.ReplyDelete
Those pictures are SO beautiful that they don't look REAL.ReplyDelete
Hey did you just get your furs brushed? YOu look super soft and fluffy today.
You guys have the most pawsome places to go for walks. I really should start adventuring out more and explore my own region.ReplyDelete
You get to go to the bestest places!! We wish we could go with yous!ReplyDelete
Murphy & Stanley
You got to see a new park, that is good! Too bad Pocahontas wasn't there to greet you! You look very handsome in front of that blue lake even if you only got to see a little bit of it!ReplyDelete
It looked like you had some nice areas to walk in anyway. Yes - we agree it's a shame that many areas are deemed private or .... even worse .... "No Dogs"!ReplyDelete
Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx
Even though you couldn't see too much there, the pics you got are lovely. Looks like a pretty and peaceful place. Now where could Pocahontas be hiding?ReplyDelete
Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning
That's too bad the lovely places are private. We didn't know that happens everywhere. I bet it was nice to walk and get some new sniffs!ReplyDelete
The lake is so beautiful and looks so crystal clear! You guys sure do find the best spots!ReplyDelete
Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly
Pretty spot. Mom gets mad too when they offer up poop bags and no garbage. I think the reason many folks don't pick up isn't the lack of a bag, they just don't want to carry the poop all day. More garbage cans means more picking up.ReplyDelete
It looks like a beautiful place which explains why people buy up the land for themselves! Love DollyReplyDelete