We usually try to do a daytrip the Saturday before Memorial Day. Last year we drove up to
Lake Michigan and had a beach day, but it was way too cold for
the beach this year.
Instead of putting our toes in the sand, be put on some tennis shoes and headed to Turkey Run State Park for a day of hiking.
I love Turkey Run! It’s about an hour and half west of where we live, but it has some of the best hiking trails in our area. Most of the trails are pretty easy, making it a really nice park for families, but they also have more rugged trails for those who prefer a little more of a challenge. The park is not as large as some other state parks, but the beautiful scenery and the well-maintained trails that are easy to navigate make the park a real gem.
The weather was cooler than average on Saturday, which made for great hiking weather. After picnicking at one the many picnic locations in the park, we spent the remainder of our time hiking. We spent several hours on the trails, hiking about ten total miles.
Here are a few Instram pics of our day.