Fastening their boat to a willow, the friends landed in this silent, silver kingdom, and patiently explored the hedges, the hollow trees, the runnels and their little culverts, the ditches and dry water-ways. Embarking again and crossing over, they worked their way up the stream in this manner, while the moon, serene and detached in a cloudless sky, did what she could, though so far off, to help them in their quest; till her hour came and she sank earthwards reluctantly, and left them, and mystery once more held field and river. -- Grahame, Kenneth. The Wind in the Willows. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1917.
Welcome to the City of Bloomington's Winchester Pond and Canterbury Park. Note that there is no parking allowed on France Avenue or 102nd Street. Parking is also not permitted on some of the other local streets between 7am and 4pm. So if your journey is by automobile, please pay close attention to the no-parking signs.