Turkey Run State Park

Thanks to our friends and neighbors, we enjoyed a wonderful day trip out to Turkey Run State Park on Friday. This trip has been in the works for most of the summer - my friend, Jill, picked out the date, and I must say, she gets to pick next year's date - after months of unrelenting heat and humidity, we were blessed with a cool, overcast day for our adventure.

We started our day canoeing down the Sugar Creek River. Our group consisted of five families with a total of 24 people. Since there were small kids in the group, we opted for the shorter 4 mile excursion. We passed under three covered bridges, past the rock bluffs of Turkey Run State Park and spotted a group of bald eagles along the ride.

Field Tripping #canoe #bridge #water

After the canoe trip, we drove into the State Park for lunch and then the group split into a hiking group and a horse riding group. I was in the hiking group, and our trail took us up, around and through these massive rock formations - called Rocky and Bear Hollows.

Cavernous
Feeling so tiny amongst the rocks.

Feeling Squeezed

Details
Take time to enjoy the tiny details.
Layer Cake

After the hike, the kids swam around in the pool while several of us set up lawn chairs in the parking lot and relaxed. It felt like tailgating weather - just perfect.
Relaxing in the Parking Lot

On the way home, we stopped off for dinner at the Famous Beef House, treating ourselves to a wonderful steak dinner. No pictures of the steak, but here are their famous Beef House Rolls and jam:

Famous Rolls #food

It was a full but super fun day. I bet it becomes an annual event - a last summer day trip before school starts.

Turkey Run Fun Day
1. Between the Rocks, 2. Beached #canoe #water #river #turkeyrun #indiana, 3. Hit the Trail #indiana #turkeyrun #woodland, 4. Fan

Linked to Mary and Mosaic Monday.

eileeninmd  – (August 21, 2012 at 4:17 AM)  

What a beautiful day. It looks like the perfect place for canoeing and hiking. I love the covered bridge shot. Wonderful photos and mosaic. Shirley, have a great day.

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