We purchased tickets at the little blue building on the lake's edge. A half-hour session on a paddle boat costs $17, which seemed pricey to me. Thankfully, I got a little break on the price and only paid $15 with a military discount. Now, it was time to see if the price was worth the experience.
My sister, daughter and I giggled as we paddled around in little circles until we figured out how to steer the boat. Once we got the hang of it, we were off to explore the lake. My sister and I peddled while my daughter took over as captain, helping us steer the paddle boat and determine where we should go. First, she wanted to chase the birds. Then, she wanted to get a close up look at the Dennis the Menace Playground she loves so much.
Unfortunately, no such luck. There was a sign that said to keep off the island. Apparently, it was a wild-life habitat and I believed it. The island is packed with trees and I can only imagine that they would attract animals.
Have you ever gone on a paddle boat ride? Where did you hop on one and what was your experience like?