Before the weather gets too hot and we have to do any hiking really early in the day we headed out on two different hiking excursions this past week.
First up, the boys and I started venturing through our closest trail, The Goldsmith Schiffman Wildlife Sanctuary :
This particular trail is a flat elevation for the part we walked:
And once you get past the beginning of the trail it is shaded:
It also has a shaded bench area at the start to bird and animal watch:
It was a good thing the weather was nice and a little breezy because we were still hot and sweaty by the time we returned home:
Then the next day my Aunt and Uncle were in town, so our whole family headed out to hike one of our favorite trails at Hayes Nature Preserve:
I think we’ve only hiked this trail in the winter, so it was definitely different to see it all in the late Spring:
We found a cool little cave:
However, I think the kids’ favorite part were the rocks to climb at the end:
And a fuzzy caterpillar to inspect was also the talk of the morning:
We had a great time adventuring through the forest!