Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Weldon Springs State Park, Clinton

I took my son to Weldon Springs State Recreation area outside of Clinton on this beautiful fall morning. We had a great time walking around this well maintained park. There is a restaurant, boat launch, playground, and many picnic tables and benches every where. The Boondocks II restaurant seemed to have quite a crowd for a Tuesday. We brought our lunch so we just drove by the boat launch and restaurant area. The bathrooms were super clean for pit toilets. We parked by the playground and entered the walking trail behind it. That trail seems to go all around the lake. We saw signs for other trails as well. Lots of shore fishing spots both along the main road and in the woods.

Wonderfully maintained wood chip and gravel path around the lake mainly in the woods.
Super nice fire pits. We ate our lunch here and were besieged by flies.
Veterans Memorial. I hadn't given much thought to today's date until we climbed a hill out of the woods and saw a clearing surrounded by flags. The main flags on the lake were at half mast. B and I were on our honeymoon in Canada six years ago today with no access to TV and were buffered from the 9-11 images.

4 comments:

MidlifeMutant said...

We were in Canada camping when the Soviet Union fell. We came out to buy groceries and saw the headlines and thought we were dreaming.

Anonymous said...

Don't tell too many people about "The Springs." It's been a best-kept secret for a very long time. I remember watching 4th of July fireworks over the lake in the 1960s -- a rare occasion that actually caused the park to be crowded. One year the finale was missing because the fireworks crew (in a rowboat, I think!) dropped it overboard.

cry it out! said...

This reminded me so much of my own honeymoon, oddly enough -- buffered from all the images. I'm thankful for that, in a way.

But there were great images.

Mike

Henny Penny said...

Midlife Mutant: I love visiting Canada, especially the cities.

Anon: I am so curious about who is reading that would have been at Weldon SPrings in the 60s!

Mike: I don't think I've ever commented on your site but I do subscribe thru bloglines. Thanks for stopping by.