A Day in Downtown Brighton
June 26, 2011
When I was getting to Bishop Lake Campground at Brighton State Recreation Area, I drove down Main Street through Brighton's downtown area. I was so taken with how happy the town looked celebrating summer with the massive hanging baskets from the lamp posts that lined the street, once I got set up at the campground, I made a beeline back here to have lunch and explore further.
I started at this end of the street and although I love these kind of restaurants with "el fresco" dining option, it was just too hot that day to eat outside.
As I continued down the street, I came to Mill Pond Park which I hadn't seen when I first drove by, so it was such a pleasant surprise for my eyes!
Here's looking at Main Street from Mill Pond Park. Not only the colorful baskets, but the artwork and other flowery displays make this such an appealing walk.
Then I saw you could walk all around the pond where ducks vie for the food thrown by the kids.
Again, these colorful baskets line the entire bridge. Here you can see Main Street across the pond. What a precious town – I just loved my day here!
And one day just was not enough. I came back again to explore more on the other side of the bridge and walk along the extended boardwalk.
I also attended my very first balloon fest while I was in Brighton.
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