Monthly Archives: March 2013

A simple Saturday

What better way to welcome Spring than a long walk? Until several months ago, I always thought a hike entailed driving out of the city. Then I discovered Tommy Thompson Park ( If you’ve never gone, I urge you to do so. If you only have a few hours to spare, it’s perfect.

Image(photo taken during a previous visit. snow is gone!)

There is a lighthouse at the end (gated off) and a round trip might take you about 2- 3 hours depending on how long you pause and how quickly you walk. We saw tons of joggers and bikers as well. Free parking right at the start, but gates close at 4:30 (so I read…. haven’t stayed to find out!) The first part of the park is still used to dispose of excess fill from construction sites so you’ll see a lot of iron rods by the rocks near the water. Keep on walking and you’ll hit the natural habitat and, save for the planes flying overhead, you won’t think you’re in the city!


Once you hit the end of the spit, you’ll be rewarded with some pretty interesting art…. Image(This is a sundial, or so the rock sign told us)

Overall, a nice way to break up the day and get out and enjoy some fresh air without having to trek out to the trails!