- Trail Difficulty: easyRestrooms: NoneWaste Disposal: None - Please carry out all wasteAbout this place:
Avalon had most things that I love: woods, fields, hills, and some new things that I had never seen before, like stairs in the woods and art! We didn’t see any other dogs while we were out for our walk, but I had a great time exploring!
Avalon is a totally different experience, and we are here for it! It is an absolutely gorgeous park, lots of different terrain and sights to see. There are a couple of different places to enter, when we visited one entrance and part of the park was closed to renovations (the area near the labyrinth), so we parked on Shed Jones Lane and entered there. We were very impressed to see that this privately owned park had Park Rangers patrolling the park regularly on foot, the trails were very clearly marked, and there were lots of different ways to explore this park. There is a 2.2 mile loop that goes around the outside of the park and visits each habitat, or you can wind your way through the park by connecting several of the different trails, like we did. We loved that there were fun things to see along the way, whether they were art installations, or cozy nooks along the trail to tuck in and take a rest.
We also love that everything in the park is natural, the benches are flat, comfortable rocks, the stairs are logs or rocks, etc. so there is nothing to take away from the natural beauty of the place. We are excited to go back in different seasons (we were first there early spring), to see how the views change with different plants blooming!
Fun Facts & Sights to See:
- There are 5 different habitats to explore here, with different flora and fauna to see
- Sights to See: Be sure to check out the sculptures, The Climber and Cartas al Cielo
- Know Before You Go: the park is free all year. There are no bathrooms, and no garbage cans, you have to take any poop bags with you
- Check the Avalon website from time to time for updates on upcoming events like Yoga in the barn building, or Astronomy events in the Sky Lab
- Have a loved one you’re missing? You can post letters to those with no wordly address at the Cartas al Cielo
- 200 Harbor Rd
Head of the Harbor
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