Today’s hiking adventure began at Cleary Lake Regional Park.
We began our hike on the unpaved trails. The trails were wide and well maintained.
A mama deer and her fawn greeted us as we completed the Poplar Creek Trail loop.
The Lakeside Trail offered a beautiful view of Cleary Lake.
The birds were singing and the mosquitoes were buzzing as we hiked through the trees.
A frog hopped by us. He appeared to be enjoying a leafy snack.
The Ironwood Trail allowed us to see the frothy spittle from the Meadow Spittlebug and little mushrooms.
The paved trail loops around Cleary Lake and through a variety of tree groves.
Nature continued to surprise us. A Garter Snake slithered past us as we made our way closer to the lake.
We ended our hiking adventure at 8.3 miles.
I decided to cool down and relax by the lake for a few minutes before leaving the park. A Black Swallowtail decided to join me.
As I walked to the dock, I noticed giant water-lilies close to the shore. They demanded a closer look.
Cleary Lake Regional Park offers a variety of outdoor fun. I will definitely return in the future.