Norfolk Outlets Nature Walk

We are trying to get in as much outdoor time as possible while it's nice. With the weather here, you never know how long it will last, and fall quickly turns into winter. We grabbed one of the warmer fall days and ran with it. The outlets are not far from our house and I had heard about their nature walk, but hadn't been on it myself. R seems to be enjoying our walks and they are a good reason for us to all be out of the house.

The trail begins at the fountain towards the back of the outlets and winds around the lake for 1.6 miles. There is some construction and you can hear the interstate, but it looks like they are planting several trees to hopefully block some of this.

We saw butterflies, squirrels, and lots and lots of turtles. They were out sunning everywhere. We even spotted a digger along the way.

If you want to avoid the outlets, there is a parking lot on the other side of the lake for the trail. The trail goes across a bridge and around the lake. In a few years once the trees grow up, I imagine it will be even prettier. We finished the walk at the playground. It isn't the best for little kids, but we let R run around for a few minutes. 

It was a nice day to stretch our legs. I wouldn't say that the trail is the most scenic part of nature, but if you're headed to the outlets and want to walk off a pretzel, it's a great place to move around a bit. Enjoy this weather!