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Take a walk in Blue Bell Woods listen to the sounds around you, of bird song and bees. Smell the flowers and the scent of Spring in the air. Every year is a new beginning and every day a blessing

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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Oneida Point and around..............

Today we went for a walk in the woods. It was a gift, a lovely sunny and warm day and it's October. It has to be one of the last we will get so we just had to get out and enjoy it. First of all I wanted to drive up on Miller Hill just off Dunn's Farm Road. It was an unpaved road through the woods and looks out all over Lake Michigan. We could not walk to the overlook because we had Tristen with us so the view was somewhat impaired by the electric pylons. I had no sooner taken the picture than a Bald Eagle flew right in front of me. I could not get a picture as the camera was still processing the last shot. This view shows Sleeping Bear Bay and Sleeping Bear point. The Bay is where Glen Haven beaches sit and the coast guard station lighthouse.

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Close up of the first picture

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The road below is Dunn's Farm Road. I have cut that out of the picture though. The next one is the road through the woods. It takes us out by the Homestead near Point Oneida.

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This area is in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Most of the farms have been bought up and are now preserved. We took Miller Road and walked through the fields and into the woods.

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So here we go, off through the fields that have been mowed to make a lovely trail, and it is well worth the trip to the lookout. With a 2 year old there was not much hope of seeing wildlife but that's OK. This is cougar land, they have been seen as well as scat being found

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Then off into the woods. It was such a beautiful day and with the sun shining through the trees was just perfect for walking. Tristen and Gerry had their walking sticks.

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It is a bit of a walk to the lookout for little 2 year old legs but he made it all the way and up the hill. There is a seat at the top but he only stopped long enough for a picture.

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There are lovely views and I bet on a clear summer day its spectacular.

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You can see Lake Michigan and through the fields and farms below. I love the clouds in this shot.

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We found the old Werner Family cemetery overlooking Lake Michigan. It is well taken care of and loved.
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So then I took some pictures of a few of the farms at Point Oneida. Tristen got a piggy back ride back to the car because he was tired. These farms and barns are now owned by the National Park service. There are many more but we will show those another time.
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This is the D.H Day farm a local landmark that can be seen from the top of the dunes and all around.

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A bonus for us was by the Dune Climb, we saw what looks like a Muscrat nest or a Beavers den. I think its a Muskrat though.

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Then it was lights out for our rosy cheeked cherub who was no doubt dreaming of fun filled days and the things he had seen and done.

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1 comment:

TexWisGirl said...

what a beautiful walk in gorgeous countryside. thank you for sharing it.

and thank you for stopping by my blog yesterday. i really appreciate it! blessings to you and yours! and many more beautiful days like this one...