I just realized that there’s another topic that I’d like to write about in addition to recipes and Bailey updates — places we like to Hike!
Matt, Bailey and I have explored parks and preserves all over Delaware and Chester County, often in pursuit of geocaches. We have several favorite places that we like to hike including Okehocking Preserve in Willistown Township, PA. Okehocking is bounded by West Chester Pike to the south and Delchester and Garrett Mill Roads to the east and west, respectively. It’s full of rolling hills and mowed hiking trails and, best of all, it’s less than a mile from our house. From the top of one of the hills you can actually see our house!
In addition to the beautiful landscapes Okehocking also has an off-leash dog park. Unfortunately for Miss Bailey the park is not fenced so she’s not going off-leash there anytime soon, but it is fun to watch the other dogs run around. Last year we saw a female GSP at Okehocking and after a quick chat with her owner realized that she was Bailey’s sister!!! Bailey was born in New Jersey so finding her littermate romping at a park a mile from home was pretty crazy.
Just in case it seems that we only visit Okehocking in the dreary winter months, here’s a photo from last fall. Enjoy!