Spirit of Tuscarora Trail

This trail at Tuscarora State Park is our favorite trail of all time.  We have hiked here hundreds of times and it’s simply the best.  There’s a variety of terrain here including a rhododendron thicket and a wetland meadow.  As well as seasonal wildflowers and even freshwater mussels.  Last year we met the gentleman who…

Tuscarora State Park 2015

I was sorting through old pictures and found these from 2015 and wanted to share them here tonight because they are really inspiring.  This has been our favorite trail to hike for a long time.  We had just bought our Nikon camera so I was taking pictures of everything that caught my eye.  

Canoeing at Tuscarora Lake

Yesterday was the perfect day for canoeing at the lake. I was so happy to see the lily pads up close. Tuscarora State Park is one of our favorite places to hike. We’ve been coming here since 2000. Usually we are in the woods looking out at the lake. Today we’re looking into to the…

May Fern Hike

The ferns at Tuscarora State Park are really beautiful and the pine trees smell so good. “Only spread a fern-frond over a man’s head and worldly cares are cast out, and freedom and beauty and peace come in.” -John Muir

Meadow Hike

Tuscarora State Park is beautiful!  I feel happy and rejuvenated after a hike through this lush forest full of amazing natural wonders to pause and look at. “Keep your spirits high; let the little things excite you. Small joys prepare us for the big ones.”

Tuscarora State Park

This was the second State Park we have ever been to, and that was in the year 2001.  We have been here hundreds of times since then because this is the park we go hiking at the most.  The trails are just so beautiful and it’s relatively close to home.  Sometimes we enjoy canoeing, swimming,…

Fall Hike

This is a fall hike we went on before Thanksgiving – Nov 12th. I love the pictures of the leaves in the lake and the ground cedar along this trail is really pretty. There is still plenty of sunshine to enjoy.