I saw a paved trail near a new housing development in a nearby suburb as I was driving home today from the store. My husband, youngest son, and I went back this evening to check it out.
It was actually a fairly short walk, but quite lovely. The trail wrapped around two water retention ponds and connected a private homeowners’ association to the commuter train station. The higher retention pond connected with the lower one via an above-ground series of one step stone waterfalls. It was pretty! The water brought kildeer, and there were other birds as well.
I have picked my husband up from this commuter station a couple of times, but we had no idea this was even here. All we needed to do was get out of the car!