What is your favorite part about being out in nature? Crunching the leaves under your feet as you walk through the crisp Fall air….moving the paddle through the still, clean water as you look at the fish swimming below? How about enjoy a nice refreshing glass of juice with your family at your favorite picnic spot as you search for wildlife?
Ames Nowell State Park is a year round day use nature park filled with recreational activities for the whole family. It is centered around Cleveland Pond which is always popular for boaters and fisherman.
You can enjoy a picnic in their lovely picnic area with a grill for your favorite meats, play on the ball field or hike the several miles of trails along the ponds edge. Maybe you want to play a bit of hide and seek, or play catch?
You can take the boat out to catch some fish, or if you just want to enjoy the water why not hire a canoe? For the more animal friendly kids there are horse riding trails that they can ride on. If biking is your thing there are great mountain biking trails with different difficulty levels to be explored, some even with boulders to make for a fun cycling experience!
It is worth noting here that while the woods are very fun to explore and are there to be enjoyed, hunting is legal in this park so make sure you take precautions and wear visible jackets. Hunting isn’t permitted on Sundays, so they are the perfect times if you want to really spend time enjoying deep in the woods!