Spring Nature Play Trail Debuts

Pickering Creek Audubon Center will debut its Spring Nature Play Trail on Thursday April 2nd.  The trail begins at the Welcome Center and goes down the driveway turning at the Chimney Swift Tower and through the nearby wetland boardwalk.  The trail features stops that encourage kids and families to explore nature through short fun activities.  The trail is self-guided. 

Learn about nests and have safe outdoor fun as a family at Pickering Creek with the Spring Nature Play Trail! Decorate your own wooden egg, then follow interactive signs through the forest, wetlands, and pond trails to find the hidden nest to give it a safe home. Honk like a duckling, search for spider webs like a hummingbird, braid grasses like an Oriole, and more! The trail will be available from April 2nd - 18th, is available in English and Spanish, and is free to all.

“This is a great way to explore the season as a family while engaging kids and giving adults a chance to stretch their legs,” says Pickering Creek Director Mark Scallion.

After enjoying the Spring Nature Play Trail , further explorations lie beyond, with over four miles of trails and several beautiful vistas over Pickering Creek and the Center’s expansive wetlands, Pickering Creek has miles of trails for exploration and enjoyment. 

Pickering Creek’s Trails are open daily from 7am to 7pm.  Guests are asked to carry masks and wear them when passing each other on trails, restrooms are not available at this time, and dogs are not permitted, so please plan accordingly.  

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