Walkable Design Highlights Mt Laurel’s Natural Surroundings
Mt Laurel was thoughtfully designed to embrace the natural landscape of the hills behind Double Oak Mountain. That’s why our community is best explored on foot. Fall has finally arrived, leaves are changing color, and the cool air makes this the perfect time of year to stroll Mt Laurel’s sidewalks or hike the trails around Spoonwood Mountain Lake.
On your stroll through Mt Laurel, you’ll notice unique design elements that celebrate the beautiful landscape – from five-foot wide meandering sidewalks, plentiful greenspaces, and towering native trees. It won’t take long before you come across a pyramidal marker made of locally harvested stone and wonder – what is this? These are Mt Laurel’s version of cairns.
Cairns are a man-made pile of rocks used to pass along information. They’ve been found in most countries and have been used for centuries, some dating to Eurasian prehistory. Cairns come in many shapes and sizes, anything from a few stones piled up on top of a boulder to mark a hiker’s pathway to more formal, memorial constructions.
Usually cairns are found in multiples to define a trail. In Mt Laurel, you’ll find cairns that lead from one end of the neighborhood to the other. Cairns connect common areas between homes forming a walker’s pathway, though without a defined footpath, through the community and lead to popular amenities such as Spoonwood Mountain Lake and Olmsted Park. The charming cairns help you get off the beaten path and add another way to explore Mt Laurel’s beautiful natural surroundings.
Come explore our walkable community and beautiful surroundings for yourself! To schedule your visit or to learn more about Mt Laurel, contact us here.