The forest has always held a special place in my heart, and there is nothing more refreshing to me than the peaceful, still serenity of the woods. So you can imagine how excited I was when the boys and I went out looking for an adventure last week and stumbled upon a forest gem; Eschenbach’s Holzweg forest reserve, conveniently located right off of route 470 just outside of the town of Eschenbach (scroll to the bottom of the post for a map of the location). I’ve driven past the “Holzweg” sign on my way to Weiden a hundred times and I’ve always wondered what it was, so we were so excited when we pulled in and found some absolutely stunning forest scenery and a really fun playground not too far from the parking area with a large, long zip-line that even I had fun on! It was a chilly, December day, but we didn’t mind! It’s been hard finding enough outdoor activities to do with the boys these days, especially with the serious lack of affordable or accessible indoor playgrounds in this area. So new options that are close by, free, and have parking (hahaha) are good! And sometimes, the chance to get outside, stretch our legs, and be surrounded by the quiet majesty of God’s creation is balm to the soul.
Here is a map showing the location of the Holzweg forest. If you’re driving down Route 470 going away from Eschenbach and towards Weiden, there are two (possibly three?) entrances on the right side of the road. They are wooden signs with “Holzweg” on them. Parking is located in the area close to the main road where the map of the reserve is, and the playground we found is down the walking road to the left of that map. If you haven’t already, I hope you get to explore this place too!
On another topic, just in case you missed my last post I’m giving away a free weekly calendar print! If you’ve been wanting to get more organized lately, it’s a great little tool. All you have to do is right click the image, save it to your computer, and print.
Have a great weekend!