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We wanted to take a short hike and Huron Meadows Metropark turned out to be a real surprise. This 1500 acre park is just a couple miles south of Brighton. Interesting that you could throw a kayak or canoe in the Huron River and in a week or so paddle onto Lake Erie. News to me – the Huron River begins at Indian Springs Metropark (a few miles from my house) and 130 miles later, you’d be at the Lake Erie Metropark in Brownstown.

It was a nearly perfect, cool, sunny day and Bree and I hiked along wide cross country ski trails, then along a narrow foot trail through oak, hickory and beech woods, then made out on the edge of the Huron River. It’s good to be middle aged and in love. We saw only six or seven people the whole time and I wonder why people aren’t flocking to such a lovely park?

Now… I’m thinking – I could put in at Indian Springs, pick up Bree in Brighton and paddle to Lake Erie. In a month we’d go over Niagara Falls and make Manhattan by December.

I was inspired by the discovery and now wonder – would it be possible to visit a new place every day? I’ll ponder that question further in the future. Being an optimist, I’ve titled this entry 0001. My first consecutive day of discovery!

Map Image: “Huron River Michigan map” by Tim Kiser