Dismal Swamp State Park
Sunday afternoon, Ryan Somma and I took the dogs hiking in Dismal Swamp State Park. Sunday evening, I flipped through my pictures to figure out which ones I wanted to upload to Flickr. A group of neighborhood kids gathered around me to watch. They stared wide-eyed at even my unfocused shots of trees and fauna.
Finally one asked, “How much does it cost?”
“It’s free,” I replied.
As beautiful as it is, with 16.7 miles of hiking/biking trails and kayaking opportunities, the Dismal Swamp State Park is totally free.
FREE! Beautiful purple berries – American Beautyberry (Hat Tip, Brian!)
That and the whole “Father of the Country” thing.
|Dismal Swamp State Park
Elevation Gain: None – flat
Directions from Elizabeth City, NC
Take US-17 North about 18 miles. The end.