Lake Lawson

On our recent Hike It Baby hike we went to Lake Lawson and I wanted to go back and explore some more. Since the weather has been great, we took advantage of it and headed out to do some more exploring. The area is actually called Lake Lawson/Lake Smith Natural Area and is 42 acres of preserved land with more than 12,000 feet of shoreline.

There are two parking lots. Head to the second one if you want to use the playground. There is also a boat ramp, a picnic shelter, restrooms, poop bag stations for dogs, kayak launches and several floating fishing docks. I also liked that there were several trash cans and benches. Apparently in the lake you can catch Bass, Bluegill, Catfish, and Crappie.

Leashed dogs are allowed. There were several families, people walking dogs, and groups fishing. The trails are mulch covered, but easy enough to push the stroller on. There are lots of docks and viewing areas to stop and sit at along the way. The new bridge that connects the two pieces of land was beautiful, and although there is lots of water I didn't feel like R was unsafe. We just made sure to hold his hand while he was on the strip with water on both sides.

I'll be honest; I didn't even know that this park was back here. There are lots of trails that wind and meander around, so you could go lots of different ways. We came after work and had enough time to fit in some walking and playing. The dogs really enjoyed themselves too!

p.s.- I'm loving these.