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Den Rock Walk

Hidden in the midst of population, business, and all of the bustle, I found this old Native American land called Den Rock Park. I guess when you think about it, all our land is old Native American land pretty much. Anyway, I am so glad this place has been preserved. I thoroughly enjoyed my walk while my Mom was having, and recovering, from cataract surgery earlier today. She did very well.

I saw signs of deer, coyote, fox, plenty of small animals, and numerous birds. This article is an excellent place to learn more on Den Rock Park as well.

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One of the deer tracks that I saw today in Den Rock Park. (c) 2016 1inawesomewonder.

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Another deer track today. (c) 2016 1inawesomewonder.

There is nothing quite like mother nature, and of course, wildlife.

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A mixture of sunshine and shade along the trails. (c) 2016 1inawesomewonder.

This little park is a beautiful place. There is so much history here. And the sights don’t disappoint either. The sun shining down through the canopy, and the leaves on the trail to catch the rays.

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There were plenty of oak trees that looked like this. Squirrels, chipmunks, nut hatches, and woodpeckers, all are fond of these places. (c) 2016 1inawesomewonder.

Then there is the Shawsheen River at one edge of the park. There trails that come right down to the water’s edge. Park benches dot the shoreline and invite visitors to sit and daydream about then and now.

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Another look at the Shawsheen River. (c) 2016 1inawesomewonder.

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The Shawsheen River reflects the blue sky. (c) 2016 1inawesomewonder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nice views out in the bird sanctuary. (c) 2016 1inawesomewonder.

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There are places to sit and watch the bird life. (c) 2016 1inawesomewonder.

Around every turn or behind every hill there was more nature revealed and it was beautiful.

And if you are into fitness, see below, as I recorded my walk in, and around, the park earlier today.

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This little jaunt burned more than 400 calories, and it took me more than 5000 steps. (c) 2016 1inawesomewonder.

If you are in the area, stop by and check out this piece of American history, and maybe get in some nice exercise as well.

Teddy Adventure with Dad

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Teddy and I on the move along the Goffstown Rail Trail

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Wooded Place

I wrote this because when I walk these woods my mind is at ease and thoughts flow more easily, carrying their own tune. This little story captures walks in those woods from my own real perspective. Upon seeing the picture, a request for some words came in, so I wrote this after noon.

Wooded Place

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There’s a wooded place where I like to go
I walk this place even in rain and snow

The sounds of this place please my ears
Quiet, or wind, and birds that often appear

Sight lines here exist only from above
Effort required to see the beauty I love

There’s a trail but in places it’s hard to find
I don’t mind if I wander, so does my mind

Then I see some movement freezing my stride
Looking at the brush where grouse go to hide

Without warning a white-tail I barely could see
Bounds through the forest just as easy as could be

I moved slowly through soft, deep snow and growth
The workout was good but the silence I love most

The trail then opens and I glimpsed the sky
A pair of eagles in training caught my eye

The river nearby I spot ducks and a goose
Having left the bog where I’ve seen many a moose

Finishing the loop I see the dash of a bobtail
Gone in a flash I finish this loop of a trail

Returning to the lot where I parked the car
Reality rushed back where it had seemed so far