Such a wonderful time of year to take in Mother Nature, enjoy a nice walk outdoors and view the beautiful sceneries. I'd like to share with you some information on the St. Joseph Parkway System and some photos I have along the parkway from last year. I think it will be some motivation to get you all out for a little hike, bike or ride along the 26-mile system.
The St. Joseph Parkway System is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is 26 miles of parkway with 48 parks and facilities along the way. You can drive the entire distance on street ways and you can also walk or ride your bike on the recently added hike and bike trail that ties in at different stops along the parkway. Its original designers had a unique theory to their plan and left us with a great theme, ‘American Naturalist'. It combines the European architecture with the American nature. Positive and progressive visionaries gave this heritage to the city and they try to maintain this attitude and vision as they continue to develop and keep up the system.
To help travel the parkway system signage will be placed along the route to give directions. It will mark significant spots along the way showing travelers where they are, where they can go, and also will mark historic spots. These have been in the works for a while now, but are planned to go up as soon as next week. They will be a great component to the trails and will also help to make it have a nicer curb appeal.
I hope you all enjoy the photos and also have the chance to get out and enjoy our unique parkway system. Happy Fall!