My Daily Photo Walk: Piney Run Park

September 02, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

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2 - PRP 62 - PRP 6 2 - PRP 12 - PRP 1 Piney Run Park is in Carroll County, near Eldersburg.  There is a fee to enter the park, even for Carroll County residents, but if you're over 62, it's free.  There are some benefits to being my age.
 
My friend Gary and I walked first at the lake.  There is a nice area for boating, including kayaks, canoes, and paddle wheelers.  However, no one was on the water today.  As a matter of fact, we only saw three people at the park; one was reading in a gazebo by the water, one was sitting in the oversized chair listening to music, and a third sat at a picnic table under the towering pines, just enjoying the afternoon.
 
2 - PRP 22 - PRP 2 2 - PRP 42 - PRP 4 The water was very clear in the lake, and it was easy to see the green aquatic plants at the bottom.  White clouds were reflected in the water
 
We walked next to the nature center, where we looked at the displays of stuffed animals, animal tracks, butterflies and moths, and live snakes and turtles.  Outside of the nature center was a raptor rescue area, with a barred owl, horned owls, and two types of hawks.
 
2 - PRP 52 - PRP 5 2 - PRP 32 - PRP 3 I walked down to the kayak shack by the lake's edge, when I noticed movement far across the pond.  There were a pair of deer and a couple of ducks right at the water's edge.  Their reflections were perfect in the water.  My little camera did a pretty good job of zooming in, but it did go into digital zoom.  I'm still happy with the photo I managed to get.
 
I'm sure this place is much busier on the weekends.  It is a beautiful place, with nice amenities.  I will try to visit again when there is fall color reflecting in the lake.
 
 
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