The trails are multi-surfaced (natural, gravel, blacktop, boardwalk,...) and they crisscross all over the place. This really adds a great dimension to discovering where everything leads to; it will take some time to really know where all over these trails go. And, great for summertime, there is a lot of shade : )
While there met up with a couple of birders. Talked with these guys for a bit, they were pointing out all kinds of birds to me.
Next, a bit further down the trail, noticed a small wooden amphitheater in the woods, with some people setting something up. Come to find out, today was National Trail Day. I did not know that. They were setting up to do a presentation and invited me to join them. So I did.
It was a great 8 miles this morning!