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Carpenter Nature Center, Again

October 10, 2011

We went back to the Carpenter Nature Center this weekend for their annual AppleFest. This place is really amazing. There are 700+ acres of land along the St. Croix for hiking, picnicking and showshoeing. There is no fee to wander their grounds. Their applefest was a blast.

We’ve been to other Orchards and this place is just so different. It’s not just about the apples, but it’s about the land and the animals and getting kids outside. There were all kinds of animals, including a Great Horned Owl, a Bald Eagle, a Hog-Nosed Snake, a whole lot of turtles and frogs and a bunny. There were also apples and squash and brats and hiking. We went on a hike and had a great picnic lunch while a volunteer told us about their resident amphibians.

So many cool things. I can’t wait to go back there to snowshoe! And while today it was 82 degrees I’m sure it will be snowing in a couple weeks. Seriously.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 10, 2011 7:27 am

    What an amazing place! Thanks for the recommendation, I haven’t heard of Carpenter before, but I think I need to go there this weekend!

  2. October 10, 2011 5:19 pm

    haven’t been there before either…sounds lovely.

    (look at your big girl!!…how adorable)

  3. October 13, 2011 12:57 am

    enjoy the heat while you can….signing off from rainy seattle! xo

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