Oak Grove Lake Park

Since the leaves are changing we have tried to spend as much time as possible outside enjoying the cool weather and the views. A friend suggested that we try Oak Grove Lake Park in Chesapeake, just off of Volvo Parkway. The 65 acre park has a playground, walking trails, forest, wetlands, and a lake. 

After playing in the little play area, R was happy to run around and explore. There were several toddler sized people there who were also running around. Our friend Nancy brought her dogs, and they loved chasing them around. This park is dog friendly, but they ask that you keep them on a leash. 

After the boys wore themselves out some we started on the 1.5 mile walking and biking trail. This trail goes around the perimeter of the 65 acre lake. There are six outdoor fitness stations along the trail and picnic tables and benches everywhere. There were also some smaller little trails that went off of the path that the boys enjoyed. 

There were also docks everywhere. They do allow fishing. R's favorite part of the whole day was running up and down the docks. Whatever makes him happy, right?

The lake was beautiful, and there were lots of people out. Some were running or walking, others riding their bikes. There were lot of kids and dogs out. I'd defiantly love to bring our bikes back one day. There was this sign up with lots of events, but all of them were old. It gives the kind of info that they do at the park over the summer, but I wish it had updated fall information. I'll check back if we go again in case it's updated.