February 13, 2017

Rose Hill Park Random-osity

The Good: There's a new park in Winchester, Virginia. Like some other parks in this historic city, it combines a history lesson with recreational opportunities. It is on part of the Kernstown Battlefield which until recently was only open to the public on rare occasions. Now it's open daily and is well-used by joggers, families, and dog walkers as well as Civil War buffs. 

The Random: I used PhotoCollage to make a mosaic of various scenes at the park. When the season is brighter, I intend to go back and shoot some more colorful pictures.

I have been to Kernstown Battlefield a number of times. When I visited this part of the battlefield a couple of years ago, we had to cross a cow-pasture to reach the stone walls that were used as shelter in the battle. Now the cows are fenced off from the trails, which have also been improved by grading and paving.

The Fun: Even though it's February, the weather was mild and we saw plenty of people enjoying the trails with their dogs.

Rose Hill Park is owned by the MSV and operated jointly with the Frederick County Department of Parks and Recreation.


  1. Looks like a great place to enjoy a hike with history thrown in for good measure.
    Have a great week.

  2. It certainly looks peaceful to spend time in.

  3. Nice you don't have to contend with the cows anymore to get to here. It's interesting how people crave for parks. Even here in the forest area, the towns have parks: Thank you for sharing this lovely park with ALL SEASONS! And thank you for the lace heart comment -have a lovely week, Linda!

  4. Happy Valentine's Day to you and your loved ones. We are enjoying this special day in Arkansas at our special little cabin on the mountain!

    Great pictures... We have had almost NO winter at home this year... Crazy weather.

  5. It's wonderful that more of the battlefield has been made accessible to the public. We're going to have to get there in the near future.

  6. Those trails look like a great place to walk.


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