Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Oil Creek Bike Trail

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Earlier this summer, when the kids were at camp, me and Mike decided to try out the Oil Creek Bike Trail. We figured it would be a good one to do without the kids, because it was a little further away (close to 1 1/2 hours if I remember correctly), and the trail is a little longer than we usually take them on.

We did our research, loaded up the bikes,and headed out for the afternoon/evening.

I must say that this trail did not disappoint!! We had read that it is a slight uphill from the park to Titusville, so that's the direction we decided to go. I'd rather have downhill on the way home... even if it's only slight.

We made our way from Oil Creek State Park to Titusville where we stopped to check out the Drake Oil Museum... or at least we walked the grounds because the buildings were closed. The scenery along the trail was beautiful, and we stopped a few times to take a small side trail to the creek.

It was about 19 miles round trip, and even though we didn't need them, I was excited to see shelters along the way. My fear is always that I will get caught in a bad storm with nowhere to hide out. (Having contact with lighting will do that to a person!) There was also a restroom somewhere around the midpoint of the trail. All good things to have!

I think we will take the kids on this trail next summer. We'll pack lunches and just make a full day of it. I think they can handle it! And having the oil museum at the other end will give us something to do to break up the ride a bit.

We give this trail five stars!

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New gear!

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Almost ran over this guy!

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We really enjoyed the trail!
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And ended the day with a beautiful drive home!!
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