We live only a half hour from the Springfield Nature Center. If it's a nice day, and we have no other plans, we will drive to the center for a nature walk. Depending on the time, or distance, we want to spend....there are several options. We enjoy the "long trail" the most. Beautiful surroundings. Sometimes I go there alone to... 更多
After a long day on the road we really appreciated this beautiful spot to walk off our big dinner. There were a few trails to choose from which were very well marked. The place appears to be very popular with locals. I saw a no dog sign but also saw people with dogs?
....in a convenient location! I took the long trail, earlier this year. The walking was physically taxing, due to my pacing, and the small groups of deer I noticed numbered 4! The feeling was of having been transported to somewhere besides the city!
Took the GF's brother and his GF walking here last time they were in town. They have done a lot of improvements to the trails, including paving a large section of them. The non-paved trails are still very well maintained. Saw a large variety of wildlife even though we were only there for a couple hours.
This is a nice little Nature Center for walking with a friend, or your children. They have an indoor experience which is small but nice and educational. You can always see wildlife here especially deer. The wildlife are pretty acclimated so it's easy for you to see them and take pictures. They have the viewing room where you can view... 更多
We didn't get to stay long, but enjoyed the visitors center and a short walk on one of the trails. Beautiful area. Would like to go back when we have more time and enjoy a picnic and a nice long hike.
Visitor center has some nice exhibits, but the trails are where this place really shines. Nice mixture of ecosystems, with woodland, lake, marsh, and prairie. Spend an hour for a quick loop around the long trail, or a couple hours for a more leisurely stroll with stops.
Do not miss this place, the staff is wonderful, the experience is great. We went for a science night where we got to handle, learn about, and eat crayfish. The kids loved it, we had a ball.
This is a wonderful place to go for a short hike with your kids. The visitor center has a lot of exhibits to help you learn about plants and animals native to the local area. The docents are happy to answer questions. It is free so you can go often.