Ijams Nature Center is a hub of walking, biking, running trails and a nature center that showcases aquatic animals found in the area. There are also really great picnic spots and play areas for kids. Come wearing comfortable shoes and choose an easy nature trail, or walk down to the quarry and throw rocks in the water. Canoes, kayaks and paddle boards are available to rent for a small fee (seasonal), as well.
For those looking for a little more adventure, check out Navitat Canopy Adventures. This is a tree-top obstacle course adventure with zip-lines and other fun things to climb through. In order to participate, children must be 8 years old, have an accompanying adult and be able to reach 5 feet above them. There are multiple levels of difficulty that run through the course and there is training and lifeguards there to guide you through.
Admission and Hours
Hours vary, and prices are $44 for children 8 to 11 and $49 for youth and adults 12 and older.