Families with young learners are invited to hit the trails for a self-guided hike full of fun nature learning at Botna Bend Park available during regular park hours of 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. October 3rd through 30th. As you enjoy the sights & sounds at this river-side park you will spot trail activities posted along your route that are designed to help learners age 3 to 5 experience nature in a new way.
Activities are posted along a .25 mile stretch of trail for your enjoyment. This is an "out & back" hike, once you reach the end of the trail you turn around & head back to the trailhead, making a .5 mile round-trip hike. Of course, if you are having fun you can choose to continue on & enjoy more of the beautiful trails at Botna Bend Park without posted activities.
Our Little Tike Hike will travel along the Wildflower Glen Trail. To begin your adventure head north of the bison pen, the trail will be located on the east side of the roadway leading to the north campground. Look for the posted signs to help you begin your adventure.
This event is completely self-guided. It is free to all park users with paid park admission & is available any time during regular park hours of 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. October 3rd through 30th. While it is designed for learners age 3 to 5, older learners may also enjoy participating.
Participants must purchase a $3.00 per vehicle daily pass with exact change or check at the front gate paybox, or have a valid Pottawattamie Conservation Membership to enter the park. To purchase your Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation Membership online please visit www.pottawattamieconservationfoundation.com.
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