One of my favorite things to do is just take off down the road and see where I end up. Stopping along the way at interesting places or to take photos is relaxing to me and fulfills my wanderlust. Recently, found myself along with photographer daughter at the Walter Bradley Park in Midway.
We had been to Midway, but hadn’t ventured any farther than the shops in the Chocolate Stroll on Main Street. Midway is a beautiful, historic small community within Woodford County. Situated in the heart of Kentucky’s Bluegrass Region, Midway is home to some of the world’s top Thoroughbred farms.
Walter Bradley Park is a 28-acre urban park accessible from Downtown Midway and surrounding neighborhoods. The park has 4 miles of walking trails, picnic shelters, open picnic areas, and a fenced dog park. One of the best features is the Creek Walk, which winds along Lee’s Branch for about a mile and a half. The park is open all year.
There are three entrances to the park. The main entrance with parking and access to the picnic shelters is the Dudley entrance. Walk-up entrances can be found at Gratz entrance and Northside entrance.
The fenced dog park is one acre and features shaded areas for owners to relax, doggie clean up bags and trash cans as well. You can also walk your dog on a leash down the nearby hiking trails, and then visit the dog park for some free-range fun. Free to the public.
Watch for future blog posts about two of the largest annual events in Midway: the Francisco’s Farm Arts Festival held in May and the Midway Fall Festival held along Railroad Street in Downtown. And don’t forget the Annual Chocolate Stroll in February.