It was a beautiful Fall weekend around here, so we took advantage of the sunshine and went hiking.
We went to one of my favorite places to hike, which you’ll see why in a minute.
We were pleasantly surprised to see how far along our fall colors are.
When you drive into the parking lot, you are greeted by rows of these beautiful sweet gum trees, which glow in the sunlight, and look so beautiful against the blue September sky.
Their leaves look similar to maple leaves, but they are even more colorful.
Of course, I had to pick up few to take home and press for future inspiration. There may be some screen printed leaves in my future!
We also found some leaves that looked like they were tie-dyed.
I’m usually a little anxious until we come upon this particular tree.
Surely you’ve seen me show it before around here.
My husband thinks I’m goofy because I always have to climb inside it and pretend it’s my little hideout. I think the hollow has gotten bigger over the years because I don’t remember being able to fit so well inside it. (Or maybe I’m shrinking.) I wish I could take it home and put it in my backyard!
There are about 4-5 nature-related poems on sign posts throughout these trails. I’ve never seen this on any other hiking trail, and I think it’s such a wonderful idea.
The trail we take ends at this cool cabin in the woods. It has an outhouse next door and a great big fire pit where you could warm up during a day of cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.
Such a wonderful way to spend a Fall day! I’m already looking forward to our next hiking adventure. I hope the fall colors last a little longer. Hope you enjoyed your weekend too. Thank you for stopping by!
8 thoughts on “Colorful Hiking Adventures”
It is such a magical,extraordinary sight I bet!! The poems are very neat and I liked seeing the tie dye leaves!!
You’re so right, Sara, it is a magical place! especially in Fall.
what beautiful colors!! and I love the tree! I would climb inside it too 🙂
What a beautiful hike! It’s so nice to be able to get out and enjoy such beauty and inspiration. Looks like you had a great time!
Thanks Cheryl. It really is a beautiful place, especially in fall when the colors are at their peak. I definitely want to go back in winter to try some cross country skiing or snowshoeing. Wonder what the trails and woods look like when they’re snow-covered.
That cabin looks so cozy. Beautiful colors!
Please never stop being goofy because I love it when you visit your old tree friend and get another photo with it. The colours are amazing, the trees look like they are on fire with all of those beautiful oranges and reds. Great post 🙂