I don’t know why I seem to only visit Target Rock National Wildlife Refuge in the summer, but that’s how it works out every year. If you are a regular reader around here, this place might seem familiar to you (and if you followed my Instagram Stories yesterday, you got a behind-the-scenes look at my hike).
Yesterday turned out to be a stormy Sunday (aka, not a beach day). So, I took full advantage of a break in the weather and decided to spend an hour in nature. Target Rock is always so peaceful—even if there are people around. The huge trees, chirping birds, and occasional deer sighting make it a very tranquil setting and the perfect place to be alone with your thoughts. I’ve always enjoyed taking the nature trail that leads right down to the beach, which has plenty of overlook points and places to sit and take in the sights along the way.
On yesterday’s visit, the sky looked threatening and by the time I made it down to the beach, the storm clouds had rolled in, the waves turned rough, and I heard claps of thunder in the distance, all of which made me walk at a brisk pace back to my car.
Despite my somewhat abbreviated stay at Target Rock, it was the perfect was to spend a Sunday and get in a little quiet self-care time in nature. Plus, now I can cross off a hike at Target Rock from my summer agenda!