Being on the water by the railroad is the best. White water raft on the new river in West Virginia has tracks on both sides of the river. I was distracted by the CSX coal train while going through rapids.
~Z~ wrote: several acres does sound nice. is pretty nice though living in a neighborhood with lots of kids for the kiddos to hang with.
Agreed. I grew up with both options though. Lots of kids in our suburban neighborhood was a great experience (with many happy memories), but also part time in the country with just my siblings. I swam in my neighbor’s pool in the suburbs, and in Lake Michigan & Goshorn Lake (Saugatuck) in the country. I can’t say one experience was better than the other because they both had their positives.
I’d rather swim in a river. Would go out to Island Lake State Rec and swim in the Huron River. But no more because with the advance of civilization on the west side, the river is now a not so pleasant silty swim.