Growing up, I lived in Aberdeen and was a Holmdel Park girl. I never spent any time at here. So maybe I am the last person from Monmouth County to finally spend time here!

Now that I am driving my younger son back and forth to Brookdale Community College, I have finally had some time to discover the many walking/running/biking trails at Thompson Park.

(Photo by Liz Jeressi)

What a beautiful place it is! These trails run for miles through some beautiful farm land, over bridges, along lakes and streams, amid trees and rolling hills, and so much more beauty!

I am inspired to find a place that I never frequented before, and now have it fresh at my feet for lots of upcoming walk/runs! Wanna join me?

(Photo by Liz Jeressi)

And, if we can get our bikes here, we'll be doing some riding, too! That is, if we can dodge all of the deer we have seen around the park! Going for a canoe ride looks like it could be super relaxing, too :)

Although I still love walking/running the boardwalks, sometimes a change of scenery works wonders...especially when you're stuck inland waiting for your son's class to end!

(Photo by Liz Jeressi)