This short, sweet strip sneaks between Little Shabakunk Creek and neighborhood gardens. From the friendly turtle sculpture marking the beginning of the trail, it’s only a few steps to the creek, with wide, inviting pebble beaches. The path meanders along the creek, crosses a corridor of electrical towers and then parallels Cobblestone Creek gold course for a short stretch before ending at Balsam Road. For a little extra adventure, keep your eyes open for an alternate skinny footpath on the return trip, a little farther from the creek.
Along with the dedication attached to the turtle are my thoughts exactly, conceived by 19th century English novelist, poet, journalist, translator, Mary Ann Evans:
We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it.”Mary Ann Evans (who went by George Eliot)