There are many great activities to enjoy in nature at and around Fishhawk Lake. One of the most pleasurable (and free) is to take a walk around the lake or nearby on Greasy Spoon Road--where a plethora of trails and old logging roads will take you far off the beaten track.
Walking meditations are a way to exercise without it feeling like a drudgery. It gives you a chance to take deep breaths of mountain and forest air, views of Fishhawk Lake,
surrounding woods, creeks, and most definitely wildlife! Clear your mind of city life, stressful thoughts and let it all go, by simply BEING in the moment.
You can't drive around Fishhawk Lake, but you can walk it. Some parts are paved, and there is a well-worn trail that adjoins Northshore Drive to Lakeview Drive on the other side of the lake. The whole walk is about 3 miles. Younger walkers can enjoy it, too. If you want to stick to the paved roads, then bikes, strollers and dogs on leash are all possible.
If it's more enjoyable to take your dog(s) off-leash, or go running, then Greasy Spoon Road is a perfect venue for that.
If you decide to explore some of the trails through the woods, please be sure and have a local expert with you, or some kind of GPS, because the lack of cell service and the many old logging roads could you put you in a position of getting lost. Note to self!
Depending upon the season, you can see salmon spawning, Great Blue Herons,
Bald Eagles, and Osprey (which are also called Fishhawks!) and of course deer, elk and other creatures large and small.
Thoreau: "It requires a direct dispensation from Heaven to become a walker."
If this speaks to you to get away from city life and live simply, do call me. I would love to be your gateway to the lake!
Gayle C. Rich-Boxman
REALTOR® John L Scott Market Center Direct: (503)755-2905
Fishhawk Lake Real Estate ™