We were looking for a somewhat vigorous hike (at least for us) nearby with elevation changes. Boy did we find it, in the form of several, several (did I say several) steps. River Place Nature Trail was a beautiful hike and can't wait to go back in the spring when the creeks aren't dried up.
Who knew there was a park full of free-roaming peacocks near Mount Bonnell? Well, we didn't. We went to Mount Bonnell to enjoy the view and stumbled upon Mayfield Park. This park was a private residence that is now open for the public to visit. It includes a historic cottage, two acres of gardens, and beautiful peacocks that will just walk right up to you. This would be a perfect spot for a small wedding!