The weather so far has been warmer than normal and many of you have been taking advantage of it. Even though you may not want to be outside when it’s cold, winter is a great time of year to visit your parks and see the things you wouldn’t normally see. With bare trees, it is a good time to catch a glimpse of some of the unique birds residing in our County, like the bald eagle or snowy owl. It also opens the view through the woods to Great Miami River on many sections of the bikeway. One of the most beautiful sights are the ice formations at Charleston Falls, Greenville Falls, the falls along the bikeway at Peterson Road, and several of the parks along the Stillwater River.
Don’t forget that the maple sap will soon be flowing at Maple Ridge Reserve which means maple syrup isn’t far behind. Be sure to keep an eye out on Facebook for our new “Syruping Sundays” program and see how maple sap is turned into maple syrup – you can even taste a sample. I can’t wait for that!
Make sure to get outside this winter. Find something that inspires you like better health, unique wildlife or amazing views. Whatever your reason, just do it. With 15 different parks conveniently located throughout Miami County, you’re never far away.
See you in your parks!