Two Bicycle Trails – Part 1: East Branch Trail in Spartansburg, PA

We went for a bicycle ride this morning.

Bob attached our bicycle carrier to the car.

We departed home at 8:02 am and arrived in Spartansburg about an hour later.  We parked in the Dutch Treat parking lot.  We rode the 3.1 mile East Branch Trail, which means we bicycled 6.2 miles. 

Signage at the East Branch Trail
The trail is wide.  There is room for walkers, bicyclists, in-line skaters, and people in wheelchairs. Horses, specifically horses pulling Amish buggies to and from markets in Spartansburg, use the adjacent 8-foot gravel path.
An Amish homestead
East Branch Trail
Bob rode up the hill; I didn’t.

The deer flies were bad.  As a result, I don’t know if we will ride this trail again.

Upon our return, while Bob placed the bicycles on the carrier, I took a few pictures around Clear Lake. 

Clear Lake Flower Garden
Clear Lake Footbridge
Clear Lake (view from footbridge)
Platt’s Mill and Dam
Two Amish women and an English woman had tables set up at the edge of the parking lot.

The Amish women were selling baked goods.  The English woman was selling soaps, cheeses and, I think, honey.  We bought baked goods from the Amish women–a dozen molasses cookies for $3.50 and two peanut butter filled donuts for $2.50.  We ate the donuts and saved the cookies for later.

We departed Spartansburg around 10:30 am and returned home about an hour later.

Our bicycle ride in Spartansburg was the first of two rides that we did today.  My next blog post will be about our second ride of the day.

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Linda G.

My name is Linda. I am happily married to Bob, whom I married in September 1998. We have a daughter (my stepdaughter), who blessed Bob and me with twin granddaughters in May 2012. My interests include spending time with my family and friends, riding the motorcycle with my husband, bowling, bicycling, walking, attending festivals, photography and travel. I love taking photographs. I am a hobbyist photographer. My camera of choice is a mirrorless interchangeable lens Olympus camera. I love to travel as well. I lived in Germany for almost 3 years, while in the Army, and visited many European countries. I have toured Europe two additional times since returning stateside. I lived in Australia for 3 months. I vacationed in the Bahamas (Nassau) one time. I would like to see more of the U.S., as well as return to Europe. I wouldn’t mind seeing the world! FAVORITE MOVIES: I like all types of movies — comedy, romance, action, thriller and horror. FAVORITE MUSIC: My favorite type of music would have to be country, judging by the fact that my CD collection contains mostly country artists such as Alabama, Clint Black, Garth Brooks, George Strait and more. I like music by Green Day, 3 Doors Down, and Matchbox 20 too. FAVORITE BOOKS: I tend to read romance novels, although I enjoy a good horror every now and then. My favorite romance writers include Belva Plain, Nora Roberts, Nicholas Sparks, Danielle Steel, Robert James Waller, and Phyliss A. Whitney. My favorite horror writers are Stephen King and John Saul.

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