If you're ever in or around southwestern Ohio, you should definitely make a stop at Kiser Lake State Park. Kiser Lake is right off of State Route 235 in Champaign County. If you're coming from the south, just make a right onto Possom Hollow Road and take it until it ends. Turn left onto Kiser Lake Road and take it all the way around until you see the lake.
Around Kiser Lake is pretty much nothing but miles of farmland. Most might consider this dull and boring, but I love it. The smell of country air comforts me and the quietness, when compared to bustling cities, is a welcomed change. On a bright, sunny day, the sky resembles a painting.
Kiser Lake State Park offers hiking trails, camping, fishing, swimming, and even ice fishing in the winter. At sunset, you'll get to witness a beautiful sunset, as the sun sets directly over the lake.
On a calm, cool day, it's nice to go sit by the seemingly perfectly still lake and reflect.
|The designated swimming area at Kiser Lake on a calm fall afternoon.|
On a windy day, it's equally as serene. Just have a sit, watch the gentle waves rushing in, and listen to the sound of mother nature.
|The wind wasn't so calm when this picture was taken.|
|This took us all day. It kind of has a "tropical tiki" theme to it, no?|
|He's a front view. It actually had a drawbridge, thanks to my very creative husband.|
|Carter doing what he does best: Living.|
Where is your favorite scenic place to retreat to?