I live 8 minutes from Barr Lake State Park. My grandson calls it the 8 minutes park. I am so grateful that I can leave the house at any time of the day and take in the beauty, peace and quite of this amazing place. There is a 9-mile trail around the entire lake. I can’t walk all nine miles, but I’ve done bits and pieces and I’ve almost seen the entire trail. Even if I only take a short, quick walk to see something specific, that little bit of time is liberating. I never feel as good as when I am outside with the birds, trees and water.
I went to Barr Lake yesterday to take photos of the construction of an ADA fishing pier that will allow everyone to enjoy fishing in the lake. Of course, once I got those photos taken, I couldn’t leave. I can never leave. I could live there if they would let me. I am endlessly thankful for this one-of-a-kind haven for wildlife and people!