Turkey Creek Trail, the newest addition to Joplin’s trail system was a pleasant surprise to us. Only
a quarter mile south of our little development here in Waters Edge it is like a rural chunk of Ozark mountain scenery transplanted inside the city limits. You are no sooner on the pleasant asphalt walking surface than the city is lost to view among the towering greenery.
The asphalt winds gently up and down leafy terrain at just the right pitch forpleasant walking. The foliage is mostly tall native oaks. The fauna include
deer and real wild turkeys, as seen in the Joplin Globe article last week. (I saw turkeys right in our development 3 weeks ago, and we see deer here pretty often.)
I thought I would take a few pictures and post them for those of you who might
have missed the article or who are not aware of this outstanding free (federal-tax-funded) benefit here in our little corner of the world. If this is the sticks, we’re lovin’ it. So far we have only walked the segment from Florida Avenue to St. Louis Avenue near the Tamko plant.
The lady is my wife, Mollie and her guard-dog is our Yorkie, Winston. I took the pictures at high resolution – hope they come out OK.