Sunday, January 27, 2013

Hike at Autrey Mill

Jen & Mary thought it would be a good idea not only for the boys, but also for their new puppy "Georgia" Peaches to burn some energy off on a hike; they picked Autrey Mills Nature Preserve.

None of us had ever been there before (and it's only 10-15 minutes away) so it was nice that we were seeing this for the first time.  Reading about it on their website, it states that it was a working mill, owned by the Autrey family from 1877 to the early 1900s.  It was built for grinding flour and corn.  You can read about it here.

The property is about 46 acres and has multiple trails the criss-cross yielding about 2 miles worth of hiking, which was just enough for the boys and Peaches.

One of the first things we noticed was a huge teepee and the boys raced down to it, of course one got there first...

it's not fair...
However, once they figured out they could go inside, well the seat didn't matter anymore : ) and there were trees to climb.

And if big brother could do it, well...

what determination!!!
Next to the river/creek.  I suppose this is the one that powered the mill?  Anyway, at this point we really just wanted to keep the boys out of the water...

It's a great place for hike. We read some of the signs that indicated they also have Guided Hikes - I'll have to look into that, would be fun to learn more about this.

And of course, before we left, who needs to use the bathroom?

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