I have always been a city girl! Grew up in Salvador, Bahia in Brazil with over 2 million people just in the city alone when I left it in 2001!
So you can imagine how hard it was for me to move into a 2,000 citizens town, called Wenonah, surrounded by a forest! You read well, yes! A forest!
The most amazing thing is that we’re 20 minutes away from Philly and less than 2 hours from NYC! So, we enjoy the calm and beauty of living in a small town with the convenience of having access to two major metropolitan areas!
We often take walks in the woods near our home! They hold a wonderful trail, a truly beautiful and peaceful place!
Last week, we took a walk and I wanted to share some the spots we visited with you!
We started visiting the beautiful setting by a small waterfall down under the rail road tracks. We walked through the rocks and stood there contemplating it!
We walked about a mile and saw this shallow lake. There is a small bridge by it and we sat, where hubby and son were talking about coming back to go fishing there and catch some sunnies!
Walking further we also stopped to see this small creek, surrounded by beautiful green trees!
Our last stop was at Langstons Lake, a fishing pier overlooking the lake covered in scum due to a dam built underneath this pier, not allowing the water to flow naturally and keep the water clear. It looks like it was taken in the 1800s, doesn’t it?
The town has an environmental commission which along with the local Boys Scouts keeps, cleans and maintains the trails.
We’re so grateful to be able to walk out the door and enjoy a picnic, fishing or just walking through the trails, listening to my husband’s childhood stories from when he grew up playing in the woods!
My son is growing up hearing those stories and enjoying the healthy balance of living next to nature and when he leaves our town to pursue his own adventures, these stories and experiences will echo in his mind like the rocks in the trestle, rolling in the deep!
Do you like hiking, do you take your children to enjoy parks where nature and outdoor activities allow them to enjoy nature? Can’t wait to hear your experiences! Give us a Trendy Shout!