The weather was nice this past Saturday and in an effort to breath some fresh air and journey beyond the walls of our apartment we went for a walk along the trails in Upper Tampa Bay Park. We’d been meaning to visit this park for a while but it had been closed for months because of the COVID-19 lockdowns. The park entrance off of the main thoroughfare of Hillsborough Ave to the west of Tampa is a bit in assuming. Yet when you drive the half mile back the speed bump covered road you get to the big red canoe indicating you’ve reached the formal entrance. The park offers a small playground, picnic pavilions, nature trails (with information plaques) and canoes and kayak rentals if you don’t have your own. The park boasts a nature center too but that is still closed. Amanda and I took a leisurely walk down some of the trails, each running in a loop, and many running along the marshland or bayous of the upper bay. It was a nice chance to get out of the house we just might remembered bring the bug spray bedtime since one of the trails seemed to have quite a few mosquitoes. We think over all for 2 dollars admission and 25 dollars for four hours boat rental the Upper Tampa Bay Park is a nice escapee from our all to familiar walls of our apartment.