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.