I'm not even going to pretend that I've put a dent in exploring Caesar Creek State Park. It is huge! At 3,741 acres, there is a lot to explore. But I went ahead and set out on a trail I found on the map a couple weeks ago. It's called the Visitor Center Trail, but I started out from the Day Lodge and just hiked a couple miles until I ended up lakeside! The hike was beautiful, just a perfect fall day to be outdoors.
I love the trails at this park, because even though they are not marked too well, they are natural trails and are actually riddled with hills and are somewhat of a difficult hike. It makes for a little bit more of a challenge, which is always welcome. I love the hike I did, because I kept getting glimpses of the lake through the trees, and then eventually reached a spot where it opened up to a little beach, and I just spent some time there taking it in. There were a bunch of people out fishing on the lake, but it was calm and peaceful lakeside. I mean, it is such a big park you rarely run into a lot of other people-especially during the week.
The park has a ton to offer and it is one of those places you can go to multiple times and discover something new every time. I suggest heading up there soon and enjoying a hike with all the fall colors and maybe even camping out. Next time I am up there, I want to rent a kayak or canoe and enjoy the park on the lake itself.