As much as I love the mild weather and vibrant colors of autumn, I'm not feeling ready yet to give up the fleeting days of summer. One of my favorite things about the season is bike riding the Chippewa Nature Trail, in Midland. It's a delightful 14-mile round-trip route from my home—
. . . by the country club golf course, past the library, past Dahlia Hill . . .
. . . through Emerson Park . . .
. . . on the Rails-to-Trails path, across the Tridge, between the softball fields . . .
. . . and then onto the Chippewa Nature Trail. . .
Can you see why I ride this route every chance I get?