“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” –Eleanor Roosevelt

Total Miles Hiked

Difficulty (1-10)

Fun Level (1-10)

Hiking on the Anne Springs Greenway was an interesting experience.

First, they ask that you pay a 5 dollar donation upon entry due to the vast amount of nature you have before you.

Secondly, once you get in, you have no idea where to go. Luckily, I had a little map that I had downloaded off of their website, because without it we would have been lost.

Once we were able to find the right path and actually get started on our hike, we had a blast, but I am not a fan of paying money for something that is poorly maintained. Downed signs, no trespassing signs, caution tape, and lack of trail markers were commonplace.

Despite all of this, it was a hike and it was of course a lot of fun. Miranda and I were much more quiet on this hike than in most previous, and I equate that to stress from our day jobs. It always takes a little bit of time to work through those layers, and this hike just took a little longer than usual.

I recommend this hike as a great new place to go, but we probably won’t be back. Take the dog or the kids for a day and experience it, and then check out a place like Grandfather Mountain or Roan Mountain instead!