Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The Maple Hil Hop 125



Maple Hill Hop


Welcome to 
The Maple Hill Hop.
This is a hop for folks who love the outdoors.
Feel free to post about anything that's going on
OUTSIDE
in your neck of the woods,
no matter the season.
(Please share only outdoor posts.)
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With a cool change in the weather,
and a free weekend,
we decided to visit our favorite state park to date.

Welcome to Highlands Hammock State Park
in Sebring, Florida.
The perfect place for a family bike ride in early spring.


One of the few times we took our bikes off the beaten path,
we were treated to tranquil and fascinating views.


Wanna come along?


The sense of serenity is palpable.
God sure does some amazing work.


I'm proud to be a tree-hugger.


Big K pointed out how the cypress is growing 
right on the handrail.


This is what greeted us at the end of the boardwalk.



Within this lush swampy area,
blooms were to be found.
Unexpected pops of color delighted us.


This is old Florida,
the way it looked when folks first arrived here to settle.
So much to explore.


We hadn't remembered seeing these warnings posted
the last time we were here.
Needless to say, we stayed mostly in the bike lanes on the main road.


We were able to rent a bike for C,
as his is now too small for him.
It prompted him to decide on a new model 
once we returned home.
Win-win!


Nothin' like the freedom of spending a day
doin' something you love.
We are so very blessed.

Check out all of our state park visits under our header.

 What outdoor adventures have you been on lately?
HOP to it!