After leaving Mabry Mill, we decided to drive down the parkway a bit for a place to picnic. We pulled over some where near mile post 170.
What an amazing place for a picnic! The views here were phenomenal!
After our picnic we decided to go on a little hike on the parkway trails. We followed part of Black Ridge Trail, and then stopped in to visit the Rocky Knob visitors center. Then looped around and followed the trail back to where we started.
Right across from the Rocky Knob visitors center is this amazing tree. i have no idea what kind it is. i orginially thought it might be a Live Oak, but i don't think they grow this far North. The leaves were quite a bit different too. The kids had a ton of fun climbing all over it.
Kenan, Sequoia and Sage sitting high up in the tree.
Chilling out on the crazy tree.
Along the hike we found lots of other trees to climb, and Sage of course had to climb EVERYTHING that her brother did.
We had a great time exploring the area. There are so many beautiful things to see, rocks and trees to climb and gorgeous views! Kenan and Sequoia had fun throwing acorns at each other, while Sage and i had fun collecting them. i love acorns.
We can't wait to come out again and explore some of the other trails along the parkway, it really made for a wonderful afternoon.