This is really an amazing park. The facilities are clean and very new looking. It's only about three miles from my house too. Here is some info about the park.
492 acres of rolling wooded hills and natural beauty make up the tranquil setting of Horizons Park. This county-wide facility was purchased by Forsyth County in late 1977 from Horizons Residential Care Center. It is Forsyth Park System's largest facility and has been developed to retain its appeal to families and nature lovers.
2-Acre Dog Park
Disc Golf Course
Mountain Bike Trails
Nature and Hiking Trails
Picnic Tables with Grills
Sand Volleyball Court
I can't remember what this plant is called but it's connected by runners underground. It can form large colonies of a single organisms. My Plant Bio teacher said that people often want to pick them but end up pulling up large areas of this neat little plant.
Dogwoods are started to open! The sky is so incredibly blue setting off these creamy bracts.
Finally, the azaleas and rhododendrons are popping!
Enlarge this photo and see who is hiding in the tree.
The trail took me past this horse pasture tucked down in this valley. I'm sure this horse is used to the spying eyes of hikers.
I crossed this stream in about four different places. Each time the bridge was a little different. The water was a very milky color for the most part. I could here the frogs singing as I moved along. Their songs always ahead of me or behind. No matter how close I came I could never find them.
Many different vining plants crawl through these woods. Hopefully kudzu doesn't find this place.
The bark texture reminded me of a dry desert floor.
This is Bloodroot, Sanguinaria canadensis, Papaveraceae. I love the foliage on these little plants!
A carpet of May Apples. At first I was just seeing one or two them there they were!
I'm not sure what this is. Looks sort of like a Ginger but perhaps one of you knows.
I have loved hepaticas since I was a little girl. My family used to live way back in the woods in a small cabin that sat on a beautiful creek. I would pick little hand fulls of hepaticas to fill vases in the house.
I thought this was so pretty. The rain water flows down this ravine and into the stream.