East Central Iowa

The Iowa City Expedition-Part Five: Trueblood’s Winter Escape

Ice fishing on an amazingly sunny and mild January day. At Terry Trueblood Recreation Area in Iowa City, IA.
Ice fishing on an amazingly sunny and mild January day. At Terry Trueblood Recreation Area in Iowa City, IA.

Iowa City, IA: Johnson County

The previous cold spell is still fresh on many Iowans minds. On this day the mercury hit 42 degrees and the locals were out in full force to soak it all up before the next front hits. Team Goodvin was in on the action too. Another few degrees higher and I would have had my Bermudas on. But, I wanted the kids to claim me if something were to happen.

A great addition to Iowa City Parks and Recreation. In Iowa City, IA.
A great addition to Iowa City Parks and Recreation. In Iowa City, IA.

At the point where Gilbert Street turns into Sand Road, you find one of the newest additions to Iowa City’s parks. In the summertime, Trueblood is busy with kayaks, canoes, paddle boasts, joggers, speed walkers and whatever else you outdoorsy types do around a lake, woods and trails. Today, it had it’s fair share of ice fishing opportunities and cyclists hitting the pavement.

Get out and get to cycling! These wintertime road warriors are Caitie, Noelle, Bobby and Toby of Hills, IA.
Get out and get to cycling! These wintertime road warriors are Caitie, Noelle, Bobby and Toby of Hills, IA. At Trueblood Rec Area in Iowa City, IA.
The Park Lodge is open all year for public events and can be rented out for private meeting and parties. It supplies a relaxing backdrop of the entire rec area.
The Park Lodge is open all year for public events and can be rented out for private meetings and parties. It supplies a relaxing backdrop of the entire rec area.
The patio of The Park Lodge.
The patio of The Park Lodge.

There’s always a reason to get outside. And thanks to Terry Trueblood Rec Area, we have many more reasons to stay active during the winter. It’s where spandex, overalls, bicycles and gas powered ice augers meet in a beautiful mixture of Iowa wintry bliss. And who doesn’t enjoy one of those things?

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Please take time to read…….

http://www.easterniowatourism.org/
http://www.easterniowatourism.org/
http://www.traveliowa.com/ https://www.facebook.com/IowaTourism?fref=ts https://twitter.com/Travel_Iowa
http://www.traveliowa.com/
https://www.facebook.com/IowaTourism?fref=ts
https://twitter.com/Travel_Iowa
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