It finally warmed up here today and I decided to take a break and visit Childs Park, which is only about a mile from the house I stayed in for the winter in PA. It’s a very pretty hemlock ravine with a series of waterfalls, steep rock cliffs, and a boardwalk/trail – complete with steps. It’s also a pretty good workout! The park is named after a person, but a great place for kids to experience nature, too.
I love rushing water and mountain streams, and this one is especially nice because of the boardwalk system. It allows you to get very close to the falls, and in one spot, directly over them. It’s a strange feeling to be standing on a few wooden planks only feet above such a powerful force of Nature. It’s also difficult to capture the height and depth of the falls – the pool below seems so much closer in my photos than it actually is. Let’s just say you wouldn’t want to go over this falls, unless you can fly.
I looked around for any signs of emerging wildflowers, but other than the moss greening up and the buds beginning to swell on some of the hardwoods, there weren’t any signs of wildflowers just yet. But there was still a patch of snow on one of the nearby ravines a couple of days ago, so I’m not so surprised.