We stumbled across this lovely park last week while exploring the area around Tarpon Springs. It was a lucky find. When you go on a roadtrip, it is fun to find what you went for (in this case the town and seacoast of Tarpon Springs) but somehow it is even more special to come across a beautiful place you'd never even heard of before. And to actually have the time to check it out.
There's a long area of boardwalk winding through Florida greenery and then a hard-packed trail bordering Tarpon Lake.
It was a little cool and overcast with some sunshine and a light breeze -- perfect weather for a nature walk.
We saw turtles, ducks, cardinals, and other birds, but the mossy trees and water were worth the walk ... very Old South in atmosphere.
There were families picnicking in the other (grassy) park areas, but the nature trail was very quiet. We met only a couple of other people.
Sharing the fences of Chestnut Park with everyone at GOOD FENCES (brought to us by Teresa, the TexWis Girl over at the Run-A-Round Ranch.) And the lovely Pinellas County views with SCENIC WEEKENDS, hosted by Gemma who has too many beautiful blogs and memes to list!