Big South Fork
Given that I work in a school, the luxury of Spring Break was quickly approaching. A road trip to Michigan had been on our calendar for a few months to visit family. As we would be traveling much of the trip up I-75, we decided to visit some parks along the way. My husband and I were a bit overambitious in our plans with the intention of visiting 5-7 parks in a 2-day time span. We did not realize how interesting some of the parks would be and how much time we would spend visiting. We visited a total of four parks that weekend (Big South Fork, Obed River, the boyhood home of President Taft, and Dayton Aviation).
To say that we did not take the most efficient route from Atlanta to this park would be quite the understatement. As a result, the first thing we did in the visitor’s center was purchase the Passport to Your National Parks Companion Guide – Southeast Region, by Randi Minetor. We highly recommend purchasing this as well. In addition to providing detailed directions, helpful tips and other interesting information fill every page.
After perusing the visitor center, my husband and I explored a few miles of the Big South Fork trails. It was a beautifully wooded park with several areas for camping. We saw a small creek with what appeared to be red water, which was unique made us pull out our camera. We could have spent many more hours walking the trails, but Michigan awaited, and soon we were on our way to see if we could make it to the Obed River before dusk.
National Park Service website: http://www.nps.gov/biso/
Posted March 6th, 2010 at
12:00 AM by Janet in