Archive for July, 2012

A walk in the park (Harrington Beach State Park) July 2, 2012


It would be the rare person who would describe their life as “a walk in the park” these days. Have you wondered about the origin of that expression? I would have to answer, “frankly, no!” But after taking a walk around Quarry Lake in Harrington Beach State Park on a beautiful day last week, the expression seems apt. Reconnecting with nature in a beautiful setting outside the parameters of the technology that rules so much of our lives can be, literally and figuratively, a breath of fresh air. Our lives can benefit from the balance that a ‘walk in the park’ and ‘a breath of fresh air’ can provide.

Many guests at the Port Washington Inn either ride bikes or drive to Harrington Beach State Park, just 10 miles north. There are plentiful park opportunities in Port Washington, too. So a stay at the inn very often includes a visit to a park to enjoy Lake Michigan, or a nature center such as Riveredge Nature Center which is 10 miles inland from us.

Take advantage of our multiple night discounts to take a walk in the park and draw a breath of fresh air! A recent guest who was giving herself a bit of time away from her normal routine affirmed as she checked out that it was the best investment she had made in awhile.

Sometimes we need to reconnect, sometimes we need to disconnect; finding the atmosphere that makes it easy can make all the difference!