Monday, May 30, 2011

The Waterfront Wizard of Oz Ride

On Saturday, Uncle Robbie joined me, Ma and Daddy-dog for a relaxing bike ride around one of our County parks, John Prince Park in Lake Worth, FL.  John Prince Park is the second-oldest park in the State of Florida and is named after the Palm Beach County commissioner who fought to create the park in 1937.

The bike paths through the park REALLY are called 'The Waterfront Wizard of Oz Ride' because of all the weird Banyan trees that grow along the path across from the lake.   (What a cool ride for a Cairn Terrier to take, don't you think?!?  After all, Toto was a Cairn!!)

Banyan Tree at the little bridge
We started our ride about 9:30 am, after getting everyone and everything all set.  Uncle Robbie had to secure the cooler onto his bike so we would have beverages for when we got thirsty.

Don't forget my dog bowl!!
We initially headed North along Lake Osbourne, following the trail up and around the lake for about 4.5 miles.  There were lots of people boating on the lake - in canoes, kayaks, motor boats and jet skis and though at first, we didn't see any Banyan trees, once we got going, there were lots of them.  Some even had benches underneath them so we could stop and enjoy the scenery.

Our spot under the Banyan tree

Starting park investigations

We took a break underneath the Banyan tree and I convinced Daddy-dog to take me along the lakeshore for a good sniff around.

Following a scent...something stinky in the air

Then it was back on the bikes! The bike path ended at a main road, and though usually you would ride along the sidewalk back to the park entrance, we couldn't because there was road construction (and they removed the sidewalks)! We turned around and road back the way we came. All in all, it was approximately a 9.5 mile ride.

I grabbed some shade under the truck while everyone loaded their bikes back onto the rack.

We then headed off to Brogue's Irish Pub in downtown Lake Worth for a relaxing lunch. It is a dog-friendly pub and you can read all about our lunch here at Taste Tested by the Dog!

It was a great day! I had so much fun biking and exploring the park.

John Prince Park - Congress Avenue, Lake Worth, FL
Oz's Dog-Friendly Rating: 4 out of 4 dog bones



  1. Wow! Bike rides sound like fun!

  2. Man that sounds like a great way to spend the day! Those trees are cool.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  3. What great Peeps you have Oz to take you out on a day like that. Did you run alongside all the way or did you have a lift on the bike? Either way it sounds great fun, the pub at the end sounds great too - what a day. Dex & Lou x

  4. Oh, I ride on the back of Ma's bike. You can see my 'basket' in the "Starting park investigations" photo. The black "dog bed" with the reflective orange stripe...that's MY basket! I hang ten out the side and let Ma do all the work. BOL

  5. Hi Oz! Thanks so much for stopping by my party! I am your newest follower as well!

    Your pal, Pip

  6. Sallie and I are always glad to meet new friends.


  7. Wow you get to ride on a bike. We can't imagine what that would be like.

    -Katy & Bailey


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