In addition to over 20 miles of trails the park also includes the historic ghost town North Bloomfield, where residents still live (creeeeepppyyyyy!!!). There's a $5 parking fee which gives you access to the entire park and also a guided walking tour (but dogs aren't allowed inside the buildings and must be kept on leash).
The general store and the mythical two-headed dog 😜
When we visited there was no one else there except the park ranger. It's a VERY quiet town. But something caught our attention...
Beyond the main street, when you venture into the park towards the trail, there are more buildings, including this church, a school and some more homes.
Passing by the barn and some cabins to find the trailhead...
The trail starts off as a forest trail with soft packed dirt, pines and lots of mossy tree trunks and rocks.
Then it transforms into gravel trails which are super easy to follow that run alongside the edge of a valley.
We watched the fog roll in.
The trail winds down into the valley where we reached the half way point.
The valley was entirely mud with all the rain which made for a lot slower (and slippery!) hiking and dirty paws!
Just 2 pups in our rain coats crossing a bridge...
Definitely keep an eye out for ticks with all the low brush.
Who says hiking in the rain can't be fun?
Don't forget to look up every once in a while...