This is a completely paved trail, which is nice for all the senior citizens in the Village that use walkers or wheelchairs. I’m hoping to get my mom and her walker on it one of these days. I guess it’s also good for baby strollers.
It’s a very short trail. Took me 10 minutes to complete the loop and that included stopping to take a few pictures.
This beautiful trail leads to a waterfall which is actually a spillway for Lake Thunderbird. I picked up a trails map at the Town Center and it looks like if I had kept going to the left I would’ve ended up at the lake. I’ll try again next time. I didn’t have the map with me that day and was on my lunch break and another thunderstorm was on it’s way!
So the trailhead starts in this lovely little Community Park with red bud trees and a view of the falls in Papoose Park across the street. Those falls are actually a spillway for Lake Cherokee!
You can see Big Otter Creek up ahead. In the distance I could hear the roar of the falls and it was a bit unnerving I must say to hear such a force of water and not be able to see where or what it is. 😳😬
I was sitting on a lovely bench here.
This is where my hike ended and I followed a loop back to the car. That’s him over there by the Police Station.
Stopped by Navajo Park and Lake on my way home from picking up a prescription for my Mom. I went down the stairs, over the bridge, and out on to the grassy dam, but turned back when I heard the horrible buzzing noise of grasshoppers or some other bug I rarely encounter back home in L.A. Arkansas is a very buggy place. I will face a lot of buggy challenges this summer. You will hear a lot of screaming coming from this part of the country.
But getting back to Navajo Lake, I need to go back and get some new photos now that all the trees are starting to leaf out.
Who lives down in that little hole? I dare you to poke down there with a stick.
So this is an Historical Marker that I see almost every day of my life. I doubt many people stop here because there’s nothing to see except this sign.
The Intrepid Arkansawyer not only stops at Historical Markers, she reads them and tries to learn something from them.
So this one is in honor of George Guess, aka Sequoyah. Let’s see if Google can pull up any photos or information on the man since he was important enough for this little village to name a park, a lake, a dam, and a drive after him.
So here he is, demonstrating his writing system to the Cherokee! Unfortunately, almost everything we know about him is speculative so let’s not waste any more time on him, shall we?