February 16, 2009

A Winter Walk Around Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield

 (Lake  Quannapowitt, Wakefield MA)

My wife and I like to get out of the house and walk as often as we can.  In bad weather, the elliptical machine helps provide the exercise we need, but it's clearly not the same.

While it's still very much winter in New England, yesterday was a bright, sunny 39 degrees with no wind, so we decided to take a nice walk.  We drove to nearby Wakefield, and took a brisk stroll around Lake Quannapowitt.

In warmer weather, the 3.25-mile walkway around Lake Quannapowitt is filled with walkers, joggers, dogs, and baby carriages.  But yesterday, it was fairly empty.

A few folks like us were bundled up and walking or jogging.  A few had dogs.  We did see two ice boats, and even one ice surfer.  The walkway was dry, as long as we stayed on the paved sidewalk.  We did venture onto one of the unpaved paths, and slipped around a bit, then quickly got back on the sidewalk.

It was very nice, good exercise, and makes me very eager for real Spring days, so we can do more. It's almost March, isn't it?