Time for me to play some catchup and post what we’ve been up to. It’s kind of hard to just take some time out to sit down and prepare these. But, taking a couple of days off work and I’m bound and determined to get caught up. This post is the 2nd part of our day on January 27th.
I wasn’t sure at all if I was going to post anything from this little trail. But, I was like, what the heck. After we left Sycamore Shoals State Park, we drove over to get a little more exercise on this trail I’ve always wanted to give a try. I always drive by the north end of the trail in the Blackbottom community of Elizabethton, and it’s really nice. But, when we parked in the little parking area, we noticed that the trail also went south. I hate to say I was disappointed. I mean, it’s a nice / wide / flat paved trail. But, where it’s not really cleaned up through here (trees / bushes / couple of old run-down buildings), really no good photo opportunities. But, you know what? It’s more about the exercise. I would definitely recommend this as a trail to go for a nice walk.
One thing I was excited to see on the trail is this fenced off area that is the proposed site of the Elizabethton Fish Hatchery. I kind of feel that once they get this fish hatchery in there, that there will be some clean-up. So, here are a few photos from our walk in this section of Elizabethton. As usual, place your cursor over each photo for a brief description.
Directions from Sycamore Shoals State Park: As you leave the parking lot, turn left onto Elk Avenue. At 1.3 miles, turn left onto Holly Ln. Holly Ln. will curve to the right and become W. Mill St. Once this road becomes W. Mill St., take a left onto Ashe St. Go to the end of Ashe St., and take a left onto W. Riverside Dr., and the parking lot will be on your right.