Posted May 18, 2022
It’s time. The sun is finally out and the fresh air has never felt better. Have you been itching to get outside and enjoy PNW spring? Don’t worry, us too. If you’re looking for convenient ways to get outside and stretch your legs, the answer is much closer than you think.
McCormick boasts over 7 miles of on-site trails that are perfect for a stroll. Whether you are alone, with a furry friend, or with friends and family, walking is a great way to get your body moving in a social environment. McCormick has multiple routes that you can walk on with various distances, views, and locations just outside your backyard!
With the rise in virtual living, it is important to remind yourself to get outside even if it’s for a short while. You could be out and about for 15 minutes, or hours; the trails at McCormick make it easy for you to decide with route is right for you. There are several access points around the community so no matter where you live or are coming from, the access is made easy for you.
Some of our favorite residents have four legs and a waggy tail. For all our pet-owners in the community, McCormick makes it easy to take your furry friends out on the trail. There are 27 on-site mutt mitt stations to make cleanup as easy as possible. The mere size of the trails allows for a unique experience every time you visit. The surrounding forests, ponds, and scenery are always a sight for sore eyes.
For all the biking-lovers out there, we have you covered with 4 miles of additional trail. The McCormick biking loop surrounds the Golf Course and is perfect for your two wheeled pleasure. Beginners and pros alike will find that McCormick provides a safe environment to bike to your hearts content. Whether you’re teaching your child to ride their first tricycle, shaking off the rust off your old bike, or a biking regular, you can always depend on McCormick to have a trail for you.
The Kitsap Trail Guide mentions one of the pros of the trails are McCormick are that they are overall very flat and well maintained; perfect for bikers of any skill level.
You can plan your route ahead of time to save yourself some time by checking out the trail map on the McCormick Website.
If you’re looking for a slower, more thoughtful trail to spend your time on, Huckleberry Trail may be the place for you. With multiple observation points, you can count on the beautiful views entertaining your thoughts and quenching your curiosity. If you keep your eyes peeled, you might be lucky enough to catch some of the various wildlife that surrounds this trail. Huckleberry Trail is perfect for spending intentional time outdoors and among the trees.
Big Pond Trail
If you veer off the Walking Loop near Deer Park, you might find yourself on Big Pond Trail. Here, the pine trees soar high and lead you to beautiful sights and views. Just like Huckleberry Trail, you might find yourself encountering small critters who are excited to show you their home. Make sure to look out for the enchanting pond along the way, it is a serene place that will simply melt your stress away. Big Pond Trail, if completed, will take you roughly 1 hour and 40 minutes to complete..
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Living at McCormick means you have easy access to many beautiful hikes and outdoor activities around the peninsula. Hiking is a great way to exercise while enjoying the summer sun.
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