A few weeks back, one of The Pres’s friends asked him to come along on a stream walk at Ceres Park (which we had an awesome time hiking at last summer). My wife couldn’t make it so, I took him along. We all know how much I hate the outdoors and hiking and nature and that sort of thing, but sometimes you just have to sacrifice for your kids.
Of course, I didn’t bother to ask questions, and it turned out this with a hike in a stream. Despite our lack of bathing suits, we had a blast! Also, we saw a beaver!
The whole thing was run by the Gloucester County Nature Club.
This awesome group “is a private, nonprofit 501c3 organization of people who share a common interest, curiosity and love for the natural world. The Club strives to promote sound conservation practices and to educate others about nature and the environment.” My type of people.
They run two hikes/activities a month, one for families and one that’s open to anyone. The hikes are free (unless there is an admission fee to the park) and you don’t have to be a member to attend. However, if you can make it out to their events, you should totally become a member, it’s only $20 or $25 a year (depending if you want your newsletter electronically or sent to you in print via snail mail).