Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Going Local-Jetton Park

 With cooler temperatures still looming,
sister and I decided to spend an afternoon together.
We met for lunch,
and then rationalized that if we wanted to go to Kilwin's for ice cream,
we had better work off the calories ahead of time.
That's how we ended up at Jetton Park in Cornelius.

 By the time we arrived, it was getting muggy,
but we were thankful for the wooded pathways that led us along.
Being in the shade seems to bring the temperature down
a good ten degrees.
And there are always sights and sounds to savor.

 This park boasts over 100 acres sprawled out right in the middle of a highly populated area.
There are areas to sunbathe (does anyone do that anymore?),
ride bikes or rollerblade, 
or simply take your dog (or your honey) for a leisurely stroll.

There are also plenty of picnic tables, playgrounds
and tennis courts, giving the visitor much from which to choose.
Jetton Park hosts weddings and parties,
as well as family reunions for a reasonable price.
Rental information can be found here.

There are large, open areas to play frisbee or throw around a baseball,
or play a good old-fashioned game of "Red Light, Green Light".
It did my heart good to see so many kids
out with their families and not a screen in sight.

 This park is actually right around the corner from my fabulous doctor.
In fact, it's close to so many conveniences that it is hidden in plain sight.
What a great place to get away from it all 
and still be near what you need.

We may plan another visit soon,
to spend time for my birthday exploring the trails.
There is so much more to see and it is worth the trip from our location.
I can't think of a better way to spend the day
than a picnic lunch, a game of frisbee and hiking.

You can visit this gem in the heart of town 
from sunrise to 10:30 p.m. at
19000 Jetton Road  Cornelius, NC.
 Need more information?
Call 980-314-1001


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