Although Taipei is a city of several million, it has many easily-accessed nature trails. Last weekend we went hiking around Jingmei (景美), just several subway stops away from our neighborhood. Once you exit the station, there are clear maps and signs that lead you to the trail head.
|Picnic lunch break...sweet potatoes, carrots, and apples. Yum.|
This is a short and easy hike. The guide book says it's good for elderly people. It's also good if you're carrying a baby or are hiking with small children. :)
|It was Keira's first time riding on my back. She loved it.|
Side note: I made these teething pads for our Ergo last week using an old T-shirt, burp cloth, and some Velcro. They worked great--now instead of washing our baby carrier all the time, I can just throw these in the washing machine with our clothes. There is a free pattern with instructions here.
|Fellow adventurers at a scenic rest stop.|
The trail has several scenic overlooks with picnic benches.
|Keira fell sound asleep on the way home.|
There are several intersecting trails around Jingmei; we chose one that came out on Muzha Road and took a short bus ride back to the subway.
We're looking forward to exploring more of Taipei's trails as a family in the months ahead!