If there is one thing that will bring a family closer together and will make that all important ‘family time’ that much more rewarding it is being out of doors – together in the sunshine and fresh air. This is probably the reason that The Morrison Nature Center in Aurora continues to draw families from all over the State – and from further away.
This is the place where families come out to play in Aurora, it is a place where the nature of the region is on full display. Exploring the 240 acres of space in this wonderful venue is pure joy. With 13 miles of track to bike on – or take a leisurely hike, it is a delight for both younger and older members of the family. But that is not all that this wonderful destination has to offer.
The sheer beauty of the flora and fauna is well worth exploring. The abundance of species such as painted turtles, American Kestrals, Great Horned Owls, Mule Deer and Coyotes makes this place a destination that rewards nature lovers. However, the center also provides in-depth information on the species and their habitats – and an interactive experience where kids can dress up as their favorite denizens of nature – and so learn about the impact that human beings are having on the natural habitat around them.
For those who are intent on exploring this fascinating part of the world with their canine companions, there are also trails which are dog-friendly. Or take a stroll and explore – there are numerous opportunities to simply sit back and let the peace and tranquility of nature wash over you.
The Morrison Nature Center is a place that will reward those who want to immerse themselves in the beauty of nature. Make sure that you set aside some time to visit when you are next in Aurora.