5 minutes away, you’ll find Wapato Park - an urban park featuring a woodland area, a lake, walking trail, plus a historic pergola full of stunning and colorful scenery. Wapato has a number of trails that you can walk to explore the park, including one circling the lake that is approx .9 miles in length and you can’t beat the beautiful setting of the lake and forest. It’s best and most popular feature though is the off leash dog park! The off leash dog area has a smaller area for pups under 25 pounds, a space for larger pups and an upper dog area for all dogs. The park also provides waste bag stations and garbage bins to help keep the park clean. Water is also available for the pups, there’s a water faucet and bowl.
In the summer you can enjoy prime blueberry picking season at Charlotte’s Blueberry Park - 3 minutes away off East D Street, you’ll find more than 3,372 bushes, representing five varieties of blueberry, producing fruit. Picking season typically runs from July through September each year.
If you’re looking for a special spot to dine out, look no further than Tibbitts at Fern Hill! This quaint, little spot is highly rated (more than 400 5 star reviews on Yelp and counting!) and there’s a reason why. There are only 9 tables in this establishment so you’ll need a reservation to give it a try, but it’s worth the wait when you finally get to savor the apple cinnamon french toast, the lobster bomb, sandwiches and salads, pancakes that look like they’re being served to royalty and other tasty things smothered in gravy. The owner, Shawn Tibbits is more than just cooking amazing food though, he also gives back to the community. Not only does he help feed people in need, but last year he threw a party to wrap 400 gifts for low-income children and dozens in the community showed up to help.
Need something quick and healthy for lunch or dinner? Enjoy delicious food from Garden’s Gourmet Salads - they specialize in freshly made gourmet salads & wraps. You can choose from their creations or make your own.