I took a hike across town this morning just for some exercise on this warm autumn day. Wausau is surrounded by color in the fall with wooded hills on all sides. This makes for a pretty site to see in the fall. The Paff Woods is a part of that on a ridge on Wausau’s far east side and is a part of Wausau’s park system, so there is a network of trails.
Compared to larger parks in Marathon County like the Big Eau Pleine County Park http://www.co.marathon.wi.us/Departments/ParksRecreationForestry.aspx and Rib Mountain State Park , http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/parks/specific/ribmt/, both at about 1400 acres, this park is small. Yet it allows neighbors a peaceful place to get out, exercise, enjoy nature, and it allows elementary students at nearby Hawthorn Hills School to experience nature.
I just had to get out and walk this morning and I knew my feet would carry me there. Sans camera, I knew I had images on file from this park. Good reason to write.