EVERGREEN LAKE HOUSE & TRAIL
Evergreen Lake is a man-made lake that provides locals and tourists with a beautiful place to paddleboard, kayak, fish, and just relax with a few beers. You can rent any and all gear that you may need right there at the lake house. It also offers a 1.3 mile trail that circles the lake and the dam. Half of the trail is quiet and beautiful, the other half is filled with cars traveling on one side and the lake on the other. The tranquility does get a bit broken up as you round the corner, but it’s a nice short & easy hike to stretch your legs if you are spending the day out and about at the lake.
The website will list all the info you may need to know for your day trip. Oh, and note, it’s attached to one of the most beautiful golf courses I’ve seen yet. The elk love to travel down from the mountain for a snack. You may just have to take a drop if they decide to come down (their herds are not small). This is one course I’ve always wanted to play, so if you’re in the area, hit me up and we’ll go whack a ball.
This is a location I remember from my high school days 😉 I spent the summer with my sister between my junior and senior years (away from the hometown in Iowa), and of course, met a boy. He took me up to the mountain one evening and somehow we scampered out to the other side to be able to look out over the cities in front of us. It was so nice to sit on a blanket and watch not only the city lights but the stars. These days, I’ve changed up the view and located the hiking trails near the nature center. Just a heads though, the nature center isn’t open on Monday. Make sure to check for hours the remaining days of the week. The trails are open and are pretty low impact and under an hour to complete.
They offer a number of pretty single-track trails with lovely flora and fauna. One where you experience the forest view and the second that offers a nice open meadow view.
And if you happen to enjoy a bit of history, Buffalo Bill’s Grave site is close by. http://www.buffalobill.org/
Alright y’all, if you are out there traveling, enjoy the heck out of it! Happy Travels, Jill Charpia