Strasser Woods State Preserve: Park Visit

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Every time we drove by the Iowa State Fairgrounds, I noticed the brown sign for Strasser Woods State Preserve and wondered what it was. I finally drove out to check it out in person, and what a pleasant surprise to find actual trails! This whole area was lush, leafy, and peaceful.

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Guye Woods County Park – Mud Hike

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This week I led a Hike It Baby hike exploring somewhere brand new to us – Guye Woods County Park near Winterset, Iowa! I was intrigued by the 100 foot suspension bridge and lack of “groomed trails” but pleasantly surprised to find that there were plenty of places to walk without needing a machete. We got pretty muddy and my kids took great delight in the swinging bridge so we will definitely be back.

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