Thanksgiving Nature Play Trail at Pickering

Pickering Creek Audubon Center will debut its Thanksgiving Nature Play Trail on Saturday November 18. The trail circles the Pickering Creek Pond and features 11 stops that encourage kids and families to explore nature through short fun activities. The trail is self-guided and starts at the center’s main parking lot. At the stops it asks kids to do interactive activities like: “Hop like a rabbit down the trail or if you see a Hawk or Eagle overhead freeze until it passes.” Each location asks students to engage a different sense as they explore nature around them.

“This is a great way to explore the fall season as a family while engaging kids and giving adults a chance to stretch their legs and walk off some of the Thanksgiving Feast,” says Pickering Creek Director Mark Scallion.

The trail will be in place from Saturday, November 18 through Sunday, December 3. Keep an eye on the weather and remember boots if it has been rainy. After enjoying the Thanksgiving Nature Play Trail, further explorations lie beyond, with over four miles of trails and several beautiful vistas over Pickering Creek and the center’s expansive wetlands.

Pickering Creek’s Trails are open daily from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the winter months. For all guidelines, visit

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