Torreya State Park, Day 2

The Gregory House at Torreya State Park is a beautiful old plantation house that used to sit on the other side of the river but was moved over here when the park was being developed.  It’s now a focal point of the park.

The Gregory House

The Gregory House

The house overlooks the Apalachicola River.  There is a hiking trail that leads down the hill to what remains of a Confederate artillery battery that had been constructed to protect the river during the Civil War.  The trail was wet from the little rain we had overnight and the humidity and warm 82F temp stopped us from hiking it today.

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Apalachicola River

The park ranger had warned us to watch out for Copperhead snakes that could be around and posted signs gave information about that.

Torreya park is named for a very rare species of Torreya tree that only grows on the bluffs along the Apalachicola River and may be on the brink of extinction.

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Torreya Taxifolia

Because it was warm and humid we spent the rest of the day at home with the air conditioner on.  Sorry, friends and family in Minnesota, I know what you’ve been going through.

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Minnesota

  • Gasoline Expense:  none
  • Lodging Expense:   $17

 

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