I’ve been talking about how we want to make this a good summer for the kids. With a tight, sometimes nonexistent budget, we’re limited to local things.
Admittedly, I’ve been very discouraged by our limitations. I’ve felt demoralized and defeated but I at the same time, I can’t give up because that would be letting my family down.
Lizze and I have made a conscious decision to focus on what we can do rather than what we can’t and that’s something I feel good about. ☺
One of the things we can do are day trips. These are close to home but can be fun nonetheless.
Today we took the kids to Quail Hollow Park. It used to be a State Park but was given to Stark County awhile back and it’s become part of Stark Parks.
Here’s a bit about Quail Hollow Park.
Quail Hollow Park features over 700 acres of rolling meadows, marshes, pine and deciduous woods surrounding a 40-room house. Scenic woodland trails, gardens and the house offer a variety of natural and cultural experiences for visitors. Operating as a state park since 1975, Stark Parks began managing the park in January of 2016.
We had an awesome time and want to make this a more regular trip. There’s still a ton of trail that we have yet to explore.
The entire trip cost $27.00 between gas and picking up some snacks on the way (water, fruit and granola bars). We kept it healthy. ☺
Here’s the overview of our time at Quail Hollow.
Check out the gallery below with all the pictures from our trip. This place is gorgeous and we ended up hiking just under three miles.