Sunday, November 9, 2008

Taskinas Creek Trail - York River State Park

Today we hiked in York River State Park, on a picture-perfect fall day. It is fairly flat and was a perfect way to get a little exercise on the day following my first running in a while for Team in Training yesterday, which resulted in slightly sore legs. Much of the hiking was along a natural area in the watershed of Taskinas Creek, which is part of the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Reserve. We also hiked in the woods near Woodstock Pond. The fall colors are near peak, and although no wildlife was seen, it was an afternoon of beautiful and serene scenery. Here are some photos from the hike:

Overview of winding Taskinas Creek and marshes

Views of Taskinas Creek and foliage

Taskinas Creek flowing into the York River

Taskinas Creek Nature Trail

Carpet in Mother Nature's Living Room

Nature's Fall Glory

Pretty little butterfly

American Beautyberry (Team in Training colors!)


  1. That looks like it was a great walk. Such beautiful pictures. This is a great time of the year for walking!!

  2. What an absolutely gorgeous post and wonderful blog! I am so glad you found our blog and that in this way I discovered yours.
    Thanks for your nice comment on ours. Sorry that we haven't posted this week but we will be back to posting regularly soon.
    You are very fortunate to be able to travel and hike all those beautiful places.
    Have a great Thanksgiving weekend and may God bless.
    Graceanne from Fish and frog - Turtle and blog. :)