Do you like winter walks? Ok, I’m probably in the minority on this one. But I actually like walks and short hikes after a fresh snowfall. Typically, I’ll walk in a location where I’ve been during the summer or fall – and then re-experience it during the winter. I get this from my photography background, as I want to see and experience the same location during each of the sessions. To my surprise, the same location often provides a completely new look.
Location: 1110 Main Pella, IA 50219
Sunken Gardens in Pella is typically known for its abundance of tulips in the spring – but the destination is still worthy of a short winter walk. These photos were taken in Dec 2020 after a recent snowfall.
Did you know that the pond is in the shape of a wooden shoe? It’s also used for ice skating during the winter months.
There’s a new walkway between the Sunken Gardens and the Tuttle Cabin, so you’ll want to take a quick walk over to check it out as well. The cabin is named for the first settlers in northern Marion County, Thomas and Nancy Tuttle. The Tuttle’s first farmed the area that is now Central Park in Pella. In 1847, the land was purchased by Scholte, who led a group of 800 Dutch immigrants to the area. It’s believed to be the oldest structure in Marion County.
Tours of the cabin are available by appointment (contact email@example.com)