Detroit Lakes area, have you visited Sucker Creek? If you haven’t, you should. It is a perfect spot for a quick walk (or run) or a casual stroll. Until a couple of weeks ago, it had been a while since I’d visited. There are paved paths on both sides of the road as well as trails through the woods to wander. In addition to signs along the way, explaining what is happening in nature, there are also benches to take a rest if needed.
And although I enjoy walking both sides of the road with the kids, the “bog walk” has become my favorite (across the road from the main parking lot). Today, the changing leaves started to line the path as we headed out. They crunched under our feet as we talked about our week, our plans for the day and the things we enjoy about fall (leaves and pumpkins).
Just on the other side of the hill, we came across the dock or path that took us out over the bog.
Reaching the center, we paused, admired the unique opportunity we have right here in town and appreciated the quiet-even the occasional sounds from Hwy 10 in the distance.
On our way back to the parking lot, we tried to see who could walk the quietest among the leaf lined path. And I am already looking forward to our next visit. This time, I think we’ll give an unpaved trail a try!