Every couple of weeks my sister, Kelle comes out for a visit with the kids. Saturday, we took them to Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim. It was only a 25 minute drive and I never even knew it was there.
At the Nature Center, there was a room with simple aquariums with snakes, a bearded lizard and a big frog. There were books, and displays for the kids to touch and see. Lots of taxadermied animals, coyote, hawks, owls, skunk, etc. And did I mention, it was free??? It was great! We grabbed our trail maps and headed outside. The kids loved to hold their maps and choose which direction to go.
There were tons of trees and the trails were mostly shaded. There were some steps, but for the most part, the trails were very easy, and perfect for two little kids to explore!
What hike would be complete with Ev climbing a tree?
There was a stream that ran through the hiking trails with wooden bridges to stomp over them. We threw lots of sticks in the stream and looked for fish, with no success.
It was a beautiful day, not too hot and with the shade of the trees, it made the day perfect.
Ev took a little more coaxing. He refused to dance, but did eventurally belt out "Zippity Do Da".
We headed to the picnic tables for a PB&J and one final bathroom break before the hike was over. What a fun day! We'll definately be back!