About a month ago, we welcomed a new baby girl into our family. After the first couple weeks of adjusting to our new normal as a family of four, we realized we were getting pretty antsy just sitting around the house all day. Not to mention, our two year old was bouncing off the walls...
During uncertain times, people look to normalcy. Offield Family Working Forest Preserve became a normal for me. A beautiful, easy-access, natural resource right outside your door — Offield Nature Preserve. A place for all activities for all ages...
Running through the woods right now is about as good as it gets! The bugs are still sleeping, the trout lily, trillium and spring beauties are popping up and you can see forever. The trails are pretty much dry and the leaves are soft - you can hear everything...
I woke up Tuesday to blue sky and sunshine, a perfect combination for a quiet hike and some fresh air. One of my favorite Little Traverse Conservancy properties is the Hoogland Family Nature Preserve.  For me, its proximity to home and 1.5 mile loop make it perfect before or after work hike...