Last weekend, Mom and I stopped and took a nice walk at Shady Oak Beach. It was a warm day for a change and we have never really walked around there before, so it was fun and new. Of course, the beach is closed, which means we can have it all to ourselves.
It’s not a place for a big walk, but it still has a trail and some nice nature to see. There is a neat, older railroad bridge to walk under. I am colorful with my purple harness and lime green hands free bungee leash from Mighty Paw. Mom says this leash is for me. She loves using it when we walk together.
We walked under the railroad bridge to find another part of the lake and a trail that probably goes up to the picnic shelter.
Most of the trail is snow packed which we like. We see enough asphalt in the other seasons, it’s nice to see snow in the wintertime.
Here I am on the canoe launch. No one is launching a canoe right now, so I am not in the way of anyone. It would probably be a nice place to canoe in the summer as it doesn’t look like a busy lake.
They have a fishing pier but I think every lake in the state has a fishing pier. I find them very boring as you can probably see from my expression.
It looks like lots of big old trees have recently been removed around the lake. This one is pretty tall and is out in the water. Since it is all frozen, I could walk over and climb up to pose for this photo. Some people walked by while we were taking this photo. They could not believe how good I am at posing!
Here in Minnesota it seems most bodies of water have walking bridges. Shady Oak Beach is no exception. This is a longer bridge but I don’t need much room to take a photo. This bridge leads over the channel and into a neighborhood.
After our short walk, we hopped into the car to go and visit Gramma. My beard will finish defrosting along the way, so I am presentable upon arrival. It was a fun little unplanned adventure for me and Mom.
We are joining our friends at Living Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard is for their Nature Friday blog hop.