Monday, July 13, 2009
Just A Walk In The Woods...
Sundays are typically our family day. We do our best to find some sort of family activity to do together. Sometimes it's going to the zoo, or just playing at a playground.
This week we decided to go to Beaver Lake Nature Center. We'd never been there before, and I'm surprised it took us so long to try it. It only cost $2 to visit. Mostly it's just a bunch of nature trails, one of them completely looping the lake! There was an actual nature center building with a bit of information about some of the wildlife we may see along the trails, which we found quite interesting.
After browsing the center we decided to walk the Bog Trail, which was only supposed to be a little over half a mile one way, but with Mathieu walking and us taking our time to look at things and point things out to the kids, it ended up taking us a good 2 hours to complete!
This is certainly something we'll be doing again! I feel an enormous sense of pride getting my children in touch with nature and teaching them bits and pieces about the Earth and environment while we're hiking!
If you have a nature center near you, I suggest planning a visit with your whole family.