Our trip to Merchant’s Millpond State Park

David had to visit a historic site in his area for a Cub Scout requirement.  We picked Merchant’s Millpond State Park.  There was some really neat history here! We learned about the Native Americans that lived here before the colonist came.  We saw on the map where they had their seasonal hunting camps.  We learned what happened when the colonist came and took this land for themselves.  This sparked a great discussion about Native Americans and we watched Pocahontas.  Living in this historic area I forget my little kids haven’t seen and heard all the history from Jamestown and surrounding areas.

One of the things I remember from taking my older kids on science walks in the swampy/marshy areas was Cypress knees (above) and Spanish Moss (below).  I may be annoying them about it, but at least they know what those things are.  You don’t get to see everywhere, so you gotta learn it here right?

David and Evie

Thomas, David and Evie

I’m so glad it stopped raining long enough for us to get here.  David wants to do some of the longer trails another time to see where some of the history landmarks are.  Those are not stroller friendly trails.  Maybe next year…

as these trips still wear the little one out!!!

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