The riverwalk was well thought out and links various features in the community. From it you can access the library, farmers market, downtown and it also links a couple of subdivisions with downtown.
If ever there was an example of excellent city planning, look no further.
|Looking south up the "rapids" and toward the long winding portion|
of the riverwalk
Here are several views of the winding riverwalk. My first impression?
It's a joy to ride on! The photos are taken from up on street level and the
park and boardwalk is about 30 feet down a gradual incline.
I rode around town and explored a bit then hitched up and headed to Hudson Mills and took a ride on both of the trails there, it was a beautiful day with little to no wind and finally loads of sunshine and warm temps. I've struggled with a few handfuls of spring training rides and today was the payoff, I finally felt strong on the bike. My cadence was higher, it was easier to push harder gears and there is a quite steep short hill from the river level up to street level, I was able to sprint up it like a billy goat. The stronger performance made me feel a hundred times better after this ride than any I've been on so far this spring.