Monday, April 05, 2010

Cunningham Falls

This very popular Maryland state park is close-by, has trails to satisfy everyone, and a beach in the summer. The beach was closed today, but the falls were hopping. We headed up (even the hubby took a day off-he'd never been there in all his 25+ years of living in Maryland) along with my sister and her boys.

As always, a highlight of having family here is that I get to watch my kids with their cousins. They are just so sweet with them, and it warms my heart. We so miss having small family members nearby upon which to lavish affection and attention, so this is such a treat. 

There was plenty of room and beautiful weather for exploring, relaxing and enjoying a bit of nature. There is a great boardwalk trail to the falls that is accessible for my wheelchair-assisted sister, and everyone else got either a pleasant walk or a fun, short hike. The downside for me is that Cunningham Falls is almost always somewhat crowded for all of the above reasons, but it is well-maintained, pleasant and still quite pretty in spite of the unmistakable presence of human engineering.

8 comments:

  1. WHY did I never go there? Looks lovely.

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  2. great pictures. we have some fun shots from a fall hike we took there.

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  3. Looks like fun! Were you able to practice your rock-climbing skills? maybe we should add bouldering to our list... ;)

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  4. I never knew about this either! Grr. It looks awesome!

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  5. Oh, how nice to hear you say such nice things about this place, because we're going camping there next month, and it will not only be the first time I've been camping since my own childhood, but it will be all of my children's first time camping as well! I'm a bit nervous, but hubby has camped there for "Man Weekend" (as I have dubbed it- could also be called "Beer and Meat" weekend) and he reassured me it was perfect for our family. Yay!

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  6. What a fun place. I am going to have to take the kids there.

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  7. I love this place! I've only been once and I can't wait to go again. Wanna go with me? :)
    ps-love your boys making a bridge for the little ones!

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  8. what a lovely outing!! i never hiked the falls...i went to the lake nearby though and it was gorgeous!

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