Every once in a while we like to leave the city behind and immerse in nature. Austin is surrounded by several state parks which are worth the visit whether you want a long nature walk or a camping weekend. Kids love running around the trees and exploring what is ahead. The challenge is fun and rewarding! Today we take a look at two amazing trails we visited during spring break.
San Gabriel River Trail is part of the Goodwater Loop located in Georgetown, just a short drive from Downtown Austin. We started with a breathtaking view of the Georgetown lake where we took a small snack before beginning our hike. The trail runs along the edge of the lake at some points which gave us much more to see.
Our educational field trips are the best way to experience everything Austin has to offer, however ATX Kids Club also likes to give back. During long holidays such as spring and summer breaks we engage with different community service activities. This spring break we worked along WITH Raaisin in the Sun to create an amazing garden for Cultivo Cafe located in east Austin. It was a fun and educational activity. Frances Moreno, with Magnolia Realty was a vital player in connecting ATX Kids Club with Raaisin in the Sun.
Let kids engage with nature in a fun and safe way! The ANSC is a free educational and interactive experience for children and parents alike. If you park in Zilker Park you can make a small hike to get here. It is located in the western edge and it is open Monday- Saturday 9-5 and Sunday 9-Noon. Be prepared to stay for at least two hours!
The visitor's center is full of knowledgeable people. During one of our nature hikes we saw some animals and we weren't sure of their names. Two nice ladies helped us figure them out. The kids also had a very interesting session as they could ask about everything in that exhibit room. They saw fur, bones and even snake skin!