Nature Activities for Kids

Kim Conte
Big Kid

summer vacation guide

Need a way to entertain the kids this summer? Look no farther than This easy-to-use Web resource will help you plan a fun outdoor adventure that's both inexpensive and close to home. was designed to help people "find nature nearby." Just input your zip code or city, and the site spits out a list of area parks, nature centers, preserves, aquariums, botanical gardens, trails, forests, zoos and more, as well as local nature events like nature walks, canoe trips, star gazing, etc.

I used it and found a nature center and preserve located four miles from my home that I didn't even know was there!

What are some fun nature activities that your family looks forward to during the summer?

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