Paraners Branch Loop Trail in O’leno State Park

I visited O’leno State Park during a foggy, overcast day. My plan was to try Paraners Branch Loop Trail, which I missed during my last visit. I crossed the swinging bridge and stopped to take some pictures along the water. I then took River Trail. After following yellow trail markers for a time, I turnedContinue reading “Paraners Branch Loop Trail in O’leno State Park”

Turkey Creek – easy trail through new-growth forest

This week, I visited Turkey Creek Preserve, which opened to the public last year (2021). A dozen years after its purchase in 2009, this 376 acre site remains new-growth forest. It is testimony to the fact that it takes decades to reestablish decimated habitat. There are two trailheads, one of which offers a well-kept parkingContinue reading “Turkey Creek – easy trail through new-growth forest”