We were over at Seaforth State Recreation Area at Jordan Lake the other week and popped over to another spot on the lake - Ebenezer Church State Recreation Area.
We had gone swimming at Seaforth, so planned to eat our lunch at Ebenezer Church and check out the playground there. The $6 fee that we'd paid at Seaforth that day got us into Ebenezer Church for free.
We ate our lunch ... but really fast. Black flies descended on us as we pulled our food out in the picnic shelter. We ran for a bench right next to the playground and they left us alone, for the most part. The kids gobbled up lunch and played on the small playground and tire swing. Park Review: Ebenezer Church State Recreation Area at Jordan Lake
Here you'll find standard play equipment much like the play pieces at Seaforth. The playground sits just up a hill from the beach. Restrooms and changing areas sit between the playground and beach. And there's plenty of parking (though we were there on a weekday afternoon).
We didn't venture out onto one of the area's trails, but Ebenezer has two loop trails that each are about a mile, according to Jordan Lake's website. The Ebenezer Church Trail takes you by the site of the church that the area is named for. The other loop - the Old Oak Trail - can be cut in half, making it doable for young kids.
For more information and directions, go to Jordan Lake's website and watch the quick video.