Durand Eastman Park is a 977-acre park located in the northern section of Rochester, NY and contains 5000 feet of coastline on Lake Ontario. This park started out as a summer camp owned by Dr. Henry Strong Durand in the early 1900s. George Eastman (of Kodak fame) purchased land surrounding the summer camp and both... Continue Reading →
Over the holiday break, we headed to western NY to visit family. One of our favorite parks in the area is known as Black Creek Park, located in Chili, NY, which is about 19 miles outside of Rochester, NY. Black Creek Park is one of the largest parks in the Rochester area containing over 1500... Continue Reading →
That time of year again – Prairie Maze at McCloud Nature Park! Although it still feels like summer, I’m not complaining. Time to bug out! The maze was supposed to be a cicada, presumably to commemorate the emergence of Brood X this past summer. If you ask me, it kind of looks like a house... Continue Reading →
A few weeks ago, we attended a Feathers and Fermentation event. If you’ve never been to one of these, they are very informative and fun, and the Indy Brew Bus will either show up with taps or drive you to the event! You really can’t beat that. This one was at Oliver’s Woods, which is... Continue Reading →
We were back on Lake Ontario in mid-July, and during this trip we visited the Robert G. Wehle State Park. The land was the former estate of Robert Wehle, and become a public park in 2003, one year after his death in 2002. It is over 1100 acres and has quite a bit of coastline... Continue Reading →
On a recent trip up to Lake Ontario, we visited one of our favorite nature preserves in the area known as the El Dorado Coastal Preserve. This preserve sits at the eastern end of Lake Ontario in Ellisburg, NY (about 22 miles south of Watertown, NY and Sackets Harbor, NY). El Dorado is owned by... Continue Reading →
This past weekend brought us to Indiana University’s Bradford Woods for orienteering. Bradford Woods is an interesting place. The land was settled in the 1850s, by Joseph and Martha Bradford. Their family discovered a type of sand that could be used to create steel molds in the late 1800s and began mining and selling the... Continue Reading →
An early morning outing to Eagle Creek to see some birds! It had been unseasonably cold here in Indy, but there was not a cloud in the sky this past weekend, so off we went! The Eagle Creek trails that go around the reservoir are typically well traveled and can get really crowded on nice... Continue Reading →
Great posting from villpower on two of our favorite state parks for camping. Just try and get a reservation this year though!
As if 2020 was not grim enough, 2021 has shifted the gear with COVID-19 infection, at the time of writing, in India to brutal effectiveness. With Iraq, South Africa and Brazil also in death grip of now world infamous Corona virus’s mutated strain, fear and chaos has reigned over rationality and intelligence. Vaccination drives at large, no one still want to forecast what will upcoming time surprised the humankind with. Certain remedy to such grimness is to prepare your body strong, not only externally but internally as well. Have organic homemade food, build your immune system by regular intake of “Ayurvedic” herbal remedies and work-out for release of much essentials endorphins for positive feedback of happiness and relaxation.
With no long travelling plan in sight, We have decided to take on Fitness challenges provided on Indiana DNR (Department of Natural Resources) website marketing beautiful states park in Indiana. Taking on…
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The online Indianapolis Monthly had a piece last week on biking the Cardinal Greenway. If you are not familiar with this trail, it is 62 miles long and is the longest rail trail in Indiana, starting in Marion and going all the way to Richmond. The trail goes through several towns, and the Cardinal Greenway... Continue Reading →