Springbrook Nature Center

This park has been the place I go to recharge when I have time between appointments in the northern suburbs of Minneapolis. Walking all the trails adds up to about 3 miles (5 km). Because I like puzzles, I like to try to cover every trail without going on any part twice. If that is impossible, I try to at least go in the opposite direction to get a new perspective. As you can see from the comparison of the two maps, on that day I missed a lot of the trails. It was time for the next obligation of my day. At the south end of the park there is an old trail that is no longer maintained. I followed it a short way before I realized it was a dead end. It was pleasant to walk a little further along the stream. Let me know in the comments if you think it is possible to walk every trail just once and cover them all.

I’ve been to this park in every season. Some of these photos are from a while ago. There have been some updates in recent years which is great, I do not fault them for making improvements. There is, however, a twang of disappointment when a place that you love changes. Can you relate?

There are many different biomes to experience here. That is their claim to fame. Woodland, marsh, savanna. All of it is beautiful. As I was preparing to write this post, I remembered that I drew a picture of that fencepost in winter. That was when I was trying to figure out how to draw footprints in the snow. I could not find it. That organization fail bugs me but I must move on…

To everyone reading this, I wish you well. Enjoy your now!

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