Marietta is full of natural wonders

Those watching the Ken Burns documentary on PBS about our national parks have to be amazed at the natural wonders within our borders.

And, while it’s not on the huge scale of our national park or national forest system, we still have to look with wonder at Marietta’s park system.

If that doesn’t interest you, there’s always the city’s wealth of historical sites including mounds, cemeteries and rivers.

But we’d like to open your eyes to what the city has to offer day after day. The River Trail. Muskingum Park. Buckeye Park and its lake. And the city’s riverbank provides generous views and restful areas within view of the Ohio and Muskingum rivers. These parks are maintained regularly by the city.

Now, we don’t expect you to think we’re comparing Marietta’s natural wonders to those in the Grand Canyon, the Everglades, of Yosemite Park to name a few.

But we want you to take a moment this week and take in the beauty of what Marietta has to offer all of its citizens day after day.

We’re pretty lucky to live in this part of the world and we hope everyone appreciates that attitude.