Since moving to North Carolina 5 months ago, we spent so much time searching for the best location to build a house that we neglected the natural parks and beauty that surround us. Today, we found Jetton Park in Lake Norman and it was the perfect place to get back to nature. A stunning beach, lush trails, and quiet picnic sites filled the 106 acre lakefront park.
We strolled through the park slowly and relaxed as we took it all in. The trails were paved with leaves freshly fallen from the surrounding trees. Families, joggers, and people walking their dogs littered the path as much as the fallen leaves. With each friendly “hello” and “how are you”, we felt more and more at home. The people of North Carolina were the biggest draw to the area and we are constantly reminded that we made a great decision for our family.
Although the beach area is not for swimming, there is an unbelievable view and lots of picnic tables to set up a spot. It would be a great place to play beach games and we hope to return when our family visits in the next few weeks. As for today, Athena and I loved the warm sun on our faces and the slight breeze off the lake.
Rather than having a snack at the park, we used the picnic area as a place to get a better view of the lake and let Athena stretch.
Sometimes the greatest adventure can be found in the simplest places. Jetton Park was the natural place to be on a bright, sunny, fall day. Now that North Carolina is our home and we’ve found the community where we want to build, we can explore more new parks and towns regularly.
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