Monday, July 25

Ridley Creek

There is a wonderful park close to me and I frequently walk its 5-mile multi-use trail. Ridley Creek State Park covers more than 2,600 acres, the creek itself, which runs along that trail for part of the loop, is a nice little trout stream, and there are 12 miles of hiking trails through the woods too.
There is also a stable operating out of the park and a nearly 5-mile trail for horseback-riding.
Within the park boundaries was an 18th-century village that grew up around a mill, and today it is dotted with ruins and houses that are private residences. The park office is located in the Hunting Hill mansion, built in 1914 around a 1789 Pennsylvania stone farmhouse. The grounds are amazing, and their gardens and fountains are frequently the site for weddings.
The other day, I took some photos of the lovely Mary Kate and her brothers on those grounds.
It's a magical place, and I will return with my camera many more times.

8 comments:

  1. Ridley Creek State Park looks a wonderful place!
    Love the green path. I would love to be there for a walking...

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  2. Your portraits of this family make them glow. The last image has halos on their heads!

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  3. what a beautiful spot and lovely family...

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  4. And it's right near you??? Wow! All that green, so beautiful! I can bet you'll be back :)

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  5. such beauty.
    i too am appreciating the light halos on each of their heads. lovely catch!

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  6. Ridley Creek State Park what a amazing place so beautiful.
    Stunning photos

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  7. Oh Leslie, what a gorgeous park, and so close that you can walk there. And so green for summer! I'll bet you are busy getting ready for your class in September! One month left!!! Wishing you a wonderful first day of August! roxanne

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  8. Its been years since horse riding days but oh do I miss them so! Lovely area

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