Saturday, April 30, 2011

Montour Preserve

This is one of the best resources in our area.  A great place to kayak, fish, walk, run, picnic..  and homeschool.  In addition to the education center, and the educational programs held here, there are also areas like the fossil pit where kids can dig for fossils, the blind trail where kids can walk blindfolded and experience the woods without sight (complete with braille signs along the way) and the Laura Smith history trail, which tells you a little about the farming community and how it has changed in the last 200 years.

There are 4 geocaches at Montour Preserve too.  

fishing last summer - 

Kayaks and Canoes

Along the Laura Smith Historical Trail - 

This is a VERY short walk..  Probably less then half a mile? There is a booklet at the trail head with portions to read at each stop.

Inside the visitors center - 
 This photo does not do this room justice.  There are so many things here..  displays that talk, light up, interactive educational areas for the younger kids, a bird observation area..  Native Indian display, and more.  It's a really nice, educational, area.

We usually see deer when we walk the lake trail - but today we saw a bald eagle!

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