Otter Creek Road and Lake Trail in the Springtime – Radnor Lake State Park

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There’s something about being alone surrounded by nature that I find completely invigorating and relaxing.  It’s why I go hiking solo so much – not because I’m being anti-social, but because it’s something I need to be able to recharge and feel better about not only my life, but the world in general.

Last weekend I had a sudden urge to get out of the house, so I drove over to Radnor Lake State Park*.  When I arrived, it was around 4:30.  The relative lateness of the hour made for ideal parking and I set off hiking around the lake, watching the sun slowly slink out the sky, creating the most gorgeous light through the trees.

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The moment I stepped foot on the dirt path, I felt instantly reinvigorated.  Cell phone was turned off, work worries put aside, relationship drama forgotten.  The few hikers I ran into seemed to be in the same state of mind, greeting each other with a nod of our heads, then continuing on our own ways, content in tranquil solitude.

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I was without plan or purpose.  I weaved in and out of Otter Creek Road and Lake Trail, pausing occasionally to take pictures or take in the stillness of the lake.  finally, when I felt I could truly breathe again, I headed back to my car to face the world again in a much more peaceful state of mind.

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*For more on Radnor Lake, check out my previous posts, including Otter Creek Road, South Lake Trail, South Cove Trail, or Lake Trail.

 

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