There’s something so appealing about a stream flowing along, sparkling in the afternoon sunlight. On a hot, late summer afternoon, what could be better than sitting on a rock and cooling your feet. Kids are so very attracted to water. It draws them like a magnet. Before moms can protest, and fuss about getting wet, their little feet are out of those shoes and into that irresistible, moving, wet temptation. The experience of wading didn’t disappoint me one bit either.
It was actually a lot more fun than going to the beach, dragging your umbrellas, sand toys, sticky with sunscreen and the efforts of pushing that beach cart over soft, shifting sand and then sitting, sweating in the sun. A shady grassy bank, flowing cold water and delighted children – that’s a much better proposition.
We had the fun of a clan picnic on labor day, on the grassy banks of this stream. Low-key, old fashioned fun.
This park was in Lowville Ontario. There was a playground, lots of picnicking areas, and plenty of trails to walk. The highlight is the wide shallow stream which the older children can follow downstream, over “rapids” and “waterfalls”, while the little ones wade to their hearts delight.