This past weekend, we decided on a whim to head to a local nature preserve and do a little hiking. This particular preserve, known as Charleston Falls, features a nice wide trail that was perfect for our double stroller with room to spare. That was a good thing considering the other families, dog-walkers, and runners that were out enjoying the great weather!
The kids really loved the falls, and even though they aren’t huge by any means, still a very beautiful site in early spring. There weren’t many wildflowers, and with our noisy group we’d never be able to sneak up on wild animals, but it was still a great adventure!
Hubs and Brenden headed down the stairs to check out the falls from ground-level, while I stayed with the younger two at the top. We eventually circled around and attempted to meet them… unfortunately, a wrong turn took us on a trail that wasn’t quite stroller-friendly and we had to call for help. Not SERIOUS help, just a “Hey daddy, come help with the stroller!” because of the big rocks and tree roots. It was pretty funny. That’s what I get for listening to a three year old and his choice of trails!
When you head down to view the falls from the ground-level, on your way back up on the right there’s this cave. I so wanted to explore it some more, but without a flashlight and better shoes, I decided we were good. I also hauled tail out of there when Brenden told me that on their school fieldtrip here, they were told bats live in the cave. No thank you!
I’m looking forward to visiting again when there’s some more green, more wildflowers, and more butterflies. My calves felt the burn from pushing a stroller (weighing 100+lbs) on the trails, so it was an awesome workout!
We’re enjoying our weekends and spending more time outside, so I hope you’ll be following along as we explore and have more adventures!