Monday, February 10, 2014

Hillsborough River State Park, Florida

Copyright 2014, CABS for Reflections From the Fence

A few weeks ago Man and I wandered over to Hillsborough River State Park.  The park came highly recommended. We needed a change of scenery, a drive in the sun and hoped to maybe find a short walk where I could exercise the ankle.  And, that is exactly what we did.  The park opened in 1938, it is one of Florida's first state parks and CCC Park.  They have a small but very nice museum too!  And, they do have a nice campground, we drove through, of course.

There is a one way road through the park, lots of spanish moss:

We wanted to see the river, but, of course, so, we parked and walked:

Once we found the river we did not hurry away, we enjoyed the abundant sunshine and the sound of the water.  Peace - -

Cedars and cedar knees along the shore:

We decided to walk along the river for a while, we encountered several areas with nice board walks.

The views were special, there were some great reflections, which you know I love.  You can see how bright the sun was from the top of the photo.  The reflection is nice, eh??  The water is dark in areas of the river due to the by products of those cedar trees.

The photos do not do justice to the quiet beauty of this park.  We enjoyed our short stop and walk.


1 comment:

Lisa Wallen Logsdon said...

Spent many a family weekend here on picnics with friends from the time I was an infant to probably in my late teens. It was different back then. We could swim in the river, only getting out when we saw the big resident gator sunning himself on the opposite bank. It was very primitive back then. Very primitive!