Explore Chilliwack; Six Places to Adventure

Where we live in the Fraser Valley, Chilliwack to be exact, we are so blessed with natural gems, both hidden and not. There are plenty of rich forests, lakes and hike trails to be explored. Many more than the six I am to mention here. I think Explore Chilliwack is going to be our slogan this summer as we try and visit each and every one of these spots many times over.

Explore Chilliwack; Six places to Adventure

Explore Chilliwack

Vedder Rotary Trail: After this weekend this is a new favourite for us. Spanning 8 km’s from Vedder road to the Blue Heron Reserve the trail runs along the Vedder River. Nestled along the way are parks and access points to different Sardis neighbour hoods. It’s the perfect community spot to get out and enjoy the outdoors. We even found a secret Fairy forest nestled amongst the trees. Bring your runners, strollers, bikes and even your horse, this trail is for anyone and everyone!

Cultus Lake:  Cultus Lake home to various campgrounds, the infamous Waterpark and it’s sister the Adventure Park (read about those here) as well as various trails and hikes. We spent most of last summer enjoying the lake, including a day boating, and are eagerly counting down to do it all over again. This year we’ve added exploring some of the local trails and hikes to our list, starting with Teapot hill.

Chilliwack Lake: A true gem nestled up in the mountains just a short drive outside of the city centre. During the summer months the lake is crystal clear and the beach is covered in a soft fine sand. You can spend a day or even camp at one of the many spots up there. With limited to no cell service it truly is off the grid allowing you to enjoy the gem that it is. Emily and I shot some of my maternity photos nearby at the entrance to the Lindman lake trail. If you are setting out to explore Chilliwack this summer, Chilliwack lake should be at the top of your list.

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Blue Heron Reserve: Situated at the end of the Vedder Rotary Trail in Greendale, the Blue Heron Reserve is a wetland area, home to Great Blue Herons. The reserve is home to one of the largest heron nesting colonies in the lower mainland and is filled with various trails and viewing platforms, perfect for bird watching. This is next to check off on our explore Chilliwack itinerary.

Promontory Trails: Another new favourite for us and fortunately enough right outside our door. Living on the mountain has it’s perks as there are plenty of different trails throughout the community to explore, all within a short walking distance. We have explored a few smaller ones over the last couple of years and this week started out on the first part of the Mt. Thom hike. We walked out our front door and were able to cover just under 5km while visiting three different trails and a set of the hills famous stairs. Hazel and I are now hoping to tackle them all  by the end of the summer. If you are out to explore Chilliwack, the view of the valley from Mt. Thom is one of the best!

Cheam Wetlands: A regional park in eastern Chilliwack, over looking the ever beautiful Mt. Cheam. Another wetland area filled with over 184 different bird species. It has various trails and viewing platforms to enjoy the surroundings.

Explore Chilliwack

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Explore Chilliwack

Explore Chilliwack

Explore Chilliwack

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Explore Chilliwack

Now to get you ready for all your adventuring, rain or shine we’ve partnered up Hatley  for a giveaway. We are giving one of you a rain gear set which includes,  a pair of boots, a rain jacket, splash pants and an umbrella. Each set has an estimated value of $168. Follow the instructions on the Rafflecopter below and head to Facebook and Instagram for bonus entries!

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Xo. Andria

{Disclosure; the kids rain gear was supplied by Hatley}

77 thoughts on “Explore Chilliwack; Six Places to Adventure

  • May 20, 2019 at 8:10 pm
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    I love exploring Chilliwack with my two little boys and we’ve done all of these! Chilliwack is the best place to live! 🙂

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  • May 20, 2019 at 8:22 pm
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    Love the rain gear!!! My kids need new stuff this fall as they grow like weeds

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  • May 20, 2019 at 8:25 pm
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    Love Hatley gear ! Also love exploring all of BC

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  • May 20, 2019 at 8:29 pm
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    I’m always looking for somewhere new places to adventure with the kids!! Great suggestions, thanks!!

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  • May 20, 2019 at 8:43 pm
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    Living in Chilliwack as well but I have never checked out the Cheam wetlands! I would also like to go to island 22 and check out the bike park with my girls!
    Thanks

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  • May 20, 2019 at 10:21 pm
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    They all sound lovely. Haven’t been to Cultus Lake in years. Might have to go back this summer!

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  • May 21, 2019 at 12:51 am
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    Would love to explore the Vedder Rotary Trail with our kids.

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  • May 21, 2019 at 12:56 am
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    Would love to explore Vedder Rotary Trail with our kids.

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  • May 21, 2019 at 7:50 am
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    I would love to explore Chilliwack Lake first

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:12 am
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    I would like to take my kids to the Cheam Wetlands. It sounds like a wonderful place to visit.

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:31 am
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    I think we would check out Blue Heron Reserve! Do some bird watching 🙂

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  • May 21, 2019 at 10:07 am
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    I would love to explore the Chilliwack Lake

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  • May 21, 2019 at 10:28 am
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    Definitely going to venture east and explore Chilliwack more this summer! Thanks for the awesome spots!

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  • May 21, 2019 at 10:31 am
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    Sounds Amazing! I would love to visit and explore with my kids! I would visit chilliwack lake first .

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  • May 21, 2019 at 1:26 pm
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    These look fabulous! Would love to win for my kiddo!!

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  • May 21, 2019 at 1:48 pm
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    Cool I’d visit the parks

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  • May 21, 2019 at 8:34 pm
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    I would check out Cheam Wetlands first to see all the different species of birds.

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  • May 21, 2019 at 9:09 pm
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    I used to live in Hope.. and I absolutely love Chilliwack lake and Cultus Lake. The beach is my favourite!

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  • May 22, 2019 at 11:20 am
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    We would go to the Blue Heron Reserve. We’ve been planning a trip there this summer.

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  • May 22, 2019 at 6:02 pm
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    I would check out places near water and do some activities with the kids.

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  • May 22, 2019 at 7:21 pm
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    I so want to check out Chilliwack Lake and Cheam Wetlands!

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  • May 22, 2019 at 7:42 pm
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    We always pass through Chilliwack on our Kelowna to Vancouver drive but now I think we should start stopping there to check these places out!

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  • May 22, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    The Promontory Trails sound like something I’d like to explore. I love mountain views!

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  • May 22, 2019 at 10:29 pm
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    My husband, kids and I are hoping to visit Cheam Wetlands first when we vacation this summer! Looks amazing and peaceful! Can’t wait!

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  • May 23, 2019 at 12:38 am
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    I would check out Chilliwack Lake first as I have been to Cultus Lake already.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 3:08 am
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    I would check out Chilliwack Lake! Thanks!

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  • May 23, 2019 at 4:19 am
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    Blue Heron Reserve

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  • May 23, 2019 at 4:49 am
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    i have been years ago but if i were able to go now i would love to visit the Cheam Wetlands!

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  • May 23, 2019 at 5:06 am
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    Thanks for the giveaway! I’ve never been, but the blue herons sound lovely!

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  • May 23, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    I would check out Chilliwack Lake and Cultus Lake

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  • May 23, 2019 at 5:58 am
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    I would check out the Blue Heron Reserve first. Everything is interesting to me.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 5:59 am
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    I would check out the Blue Heron Reserve first. Everyplace looks interesting to me to visit.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 6:58 am
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    I think it would be Cultus Lake first, but all these recommendations look perfect for summer exploring!

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  • May 23, 2019 at 8:19 am
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    I would check out the lake and the wetlands!

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  • May 23, 2019 at 9:41 am
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    We are going to try camping at cultus lake

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  • May 23, 2019 at 9:46 am
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    We would like to take my kids to the Cheam Wetlands.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 9:51 am
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    Definitely Cultus Lake first! Thanks for the chance

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  • May 23, 2019 at 10:35 am
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    My choice is Cultus Lake it truly looks wonderful.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 11:01 am
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    The Blue Heron Reserve would be the first place I’d like to see, such wonderful birds. It’s amazing how patient they are as they stand there perfectly still so that they almost disappear from sight.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 11:34 am
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    So much to see! The Cheam Wetlands would be on the top of our list.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 12:01 pm
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    I would go to the Lake and Wetlands.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 1:27 pm
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    I would love to check out Chilliwack Lake. It looks so beautiful!

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  • May 23, 2019 at 1:55 pm
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    Gone Thro many times would love to explore all the Town and area

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  • May 23, 2019 at 2:40 pm
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    Cheam Wetlands would be great to visit! My daughter loves looking at birds and hearing all their different songs 🙂

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  • May 23, 2019 at 5:17 pm
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    I would first check out the Blue Heron Reserve.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 5:28 pm
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    I would explore Chilliwack Lake first.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 5:35 pm
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    I would choose the Promontory Trails because I like the option of having several trips to choose from and then all being relatively short is even better for being out with children.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 6:10 pm
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    the Cheam Wetlands sounds amazing

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  • May 23, 2019 at 6:21 pm
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    The Blue Heron Reserve

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  • May 23, 2019 at 6:30 pm
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    I’d love to check out Cultus Lake!

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  • May 23, 2019 at 7:25 pm
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    Chiliwack lake would be first

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  • May 23, 2019 at 7:54 pm
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    I wish i could go to Mt Thom park!

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  • May 23, 2019 at 8:48 pm
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    I would definitely want to check out Promontory Trails with my family. I love that it seems like you can go quite a distant and it didn’t seem like a lot of effort. What a great family friendly trail!

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  • May 23, 2019 at 9:46 pm
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    The Vedder Rotary Trail sounds interesting and fun as well.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 9:53 pm
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    I’d visit the Blue Heron Reservevfirst.

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  • May 23, 2019 at 10:42 pm
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    I would check out the blue heron reserve.

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  • May 24, 2019 at 4:32 am
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    I would stop at the Cheam Wetlands first!

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  • May 24, 2019 at 6:21 am
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    We’d check out the Blue Heron reserve!

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  • May 24, 2019 at 7:26 am
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    Would totally hit up Cultus first!

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  • May 24, 2019 at 5:34 pm
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    I would 1st visit Cultus Lake. All of these places sound really nice.

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  • May 24, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    Cultus lake sounds fantastic. We love camping.

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  • May 25, 2019 at 5:44 am
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    I would like to check out Cultus Lake first.

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  • May 25, 2019 at 7:09 pm
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    Love the rain gear. Would love to take my daughter to explore Cultus lake!!

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  • May 25, 2019 at 7:34 pm
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    I would check out the Cheam Wetlands with my family!

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  • May 26, 2019 at 6:55 am
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    I would love to visit Cheam Wetlands

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  • May 26, 2019 at 9:28 am
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    the cheam wetlands is nice

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  • May 26, 2019 at 3:49 pm
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    I would love to check out the Promontory Trails.

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  • May 26, 2019 at 6:58 pm
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    this would be wonderful for my granddaughter who lives on Vancouver Island

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  • May 26, 2019 at 7:00 pm
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    I would check out the Vedder Rotary Trail because I love to hike.

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  • May 27, 2019 at 4:03 pm
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    Awesome post! We are hoping to get there in the near future so this really helps a lot! Much appreciated ❤️❤️

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  • May 27, 2019 at 8:43 pm
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    We would check out the Blue Heron Reserve.

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  • May 27, 2019 at 10:10 pm
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    I would explore the different trails.

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