We hiked Myre-Big Island State Park on July 14, 2022.
Our hiking adventure started on the Big Island Trail which looped around the island.
Big Island’s plant life was a vibrant green. Surrounding the island was the cool water of Albert Lea Lake.
We crossed the causeway to the mainland where we hiked the Bur Oak Trail to the Great Marsh Trail.
A beautiful black swallowtail graced us with its presence.
We made our way to the Blazing Star Prairie Trail. This trail was HOT! The July summer sun beat down on us. The view though made the heat worth it.
The wildflowers were loving the sun!
Briefly, we hiked the White Fox Trail to the Plum Trail until we reached the causeway again.
A curious deer greeted us when we returned to Big Island.
Mushrooms were beginning to take over a tall tree stump which created an intriguing sight.
Our hiking adventure was 8 miles.