When heading out the front door for a walk, it’s a pretty good bet that I’ll end up on the neighborhood bike path. Officially it’s a trail maintained by the City of Ankeny. Depending on the weather, the day of the week, and the time of the day, I see bicyclists, walkers, joggers, parents pushing strollers, and kids playing. There are always at least a few birds and maybe some furry creatures. On a really good day, I have a camera with me and see a great blue heron (click here for a post with pictures!).
If I were to go far enough the other direction, I could catch one of the many multi-use trails in the area.
The High Trestle Trail begins near the Farmers’ Market Pavilion in Uptown Ankeny. The bicycle stands in the area caught my attention – scroll through the slide show below to see them all.
At the beginning of the trail is a guide to trail etiquette, complete with notes for equestrians! If you see a horse, “go slow and say hello!”
The next sign as the trail begins provides distances (in miles). After reviewing the photos I took before and after the one below, I can confirm that there is a bird in the picture to the left of the sign and not dust on my camera lens!
The weather wasn’t cooperating when I had time to drive out to photograph “The Bridge.” So, for now, you’ll have to click on this official link to see it.
Happy trails to you!