If you are looking for something new to do by yourself or with friends and family, you might want to locate your local nature parks. Take a moment to review some of the fun activities you can do while there so you can start making plans for a fun day of adventure.
Follow The Hiking Trails
Instead of trying to venture off on your own to hike through the woods where there isn't a path, you will instead want to find one of the nature parks that is known for its wonderful trails. Not only will following the trails make the hike a little easier for everyone that is going, but it helps to ensure that you are not going to have to worry about getting lost. Some nature parks will have maps that you can print from their website or obtain from their main office. This can help you get a feel for how long the trail is and what kind of terrain you will need to be able to go through in order to make it to the end of the beautiful trail.
Sign Up For Star Clubs
There are a lot of nature parks that have some star clubs that can be signed up for. As a member, you will gather with other members to check out the vast amount of stars seen at night from a specific location in the park. Also, if there are any big events expected to happen in the sky, which can be seen through a telescope, you might be able to gather with everyone in the group to check that out as well. It can be a fun way to spend some of your free time and to meet other people who enjoy the same things you do.
Participate In A Scavenger Hunt
This could be something that is put together once in a while by the park officials or it is something that you and your family or a group of friends can do on your own. Simply make a list of the various items that need to be found, all within the park, and send everyone out in pairs to find each item. Some of the items could be a leaf from a particular type of tree, a certain kind of rock, or an old fallen bird nest. The team with the most found will win. It is important to remember that most nature parks are protected so it is illegal to remove anything from the park. Therefore, if you want souvenirs or proof of findings without disturbing anything, participants can take photos of the items with their smart phone.
With those suggestions in mind, you should be able to start to come up with a lot of different things that you can do at your local nature park.