Paragon Parks Tour 2016 - Historic Ottawa Beach Parks #1

Paragon Parks Tour 2016 – Historic Ottawa Beach Parks #1

Our first stop on the parks tour brought us to Historic Ottawa Beach Parks in Holland, which includes the stairs at Mt. Pisgah. It was a balmy 40 degrees and we jogged to the end of the pier and back before tackling the 235 stairs and trail system.

The Pisgah stairs/ trail system was designed by Paragon’s own Jim DeWilde in 2008 in his previous career as a landscape architect.

Here’s some information we found on Pisgah and it’s biblical meaning. Many scholars take Pisgah as the name applying to the mountain range in which the Moab plateau terminates to the West, the “top” or “head” of Pisgah being the point in which the ridge running out westward from the main mass culminates. The summit commands a wide view, and looks down upon the desert.


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