The Outdoor Discovery Park In Pittsburgh That’s Perfect For A Family Day Trip
Get your feet wet as you walk through meandering streams. Watch as salamanders dart in front of you and butterflies land on bright flowers. Picnic as you gaze over the lush green landscape. Feel as though you’re a million miles from civilization when you visit this spectacular outdoor discovery park in Pittsburgh.
Tucked away in Sewickley, just 12 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, Fern Hollow Nature Center provides Pittsburghers with the opportunity to develop a greater understanding for and appreciation of nature through...
Scheduled programs, summer camps, hikes, and self-exploration. The family-friendly discovery park, which debuted in 1997, welcomes more than 8,000 visitors each year.
Explore the spacious nature center, following the path of the Native Tree Walk where you'll discover 32 species of trees, including the white oak tree, the eastern hemlock tree, and the yellow buckeye tree.
Or, grab a map of the Interactive Nature Walk that will lead you to, among other things, a sprawling play area that boasts a tire obstacle course, a crawl through tunnel, a garden watch tower, and a giant bird's nest.
The nature center also hosts wildflower and other nature walks throughout the year. Reservations are required and should be made early as spaces fill up quickly.
Plan a visit to one of the scheduled events throughout the year, including Nature Night Out, slated for May 12 (the theme of the evening is kite flying) and June 3 (celebrate the start of summer by exploring the nature center).
Reserve a spot at one of the educational events throughout the year that will teach you about such issues as backyard composting and...
How to tap maple trees.
Fern Hollow Nature Center also hosts a summer camp for children between three and 11 years of age on a variety of topics, such as dinosaurs, poetry in nature, nature art camp, and...
Animal imagination, which focuses on nature and writing.
If you prefer something a little more flexible, bring the kids to the weekly Wednesday play dates, set for June 14 to August 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Kids will make crafts and engage in "creative play."
Enjoy a picnic at one of the picnic tables as you take a break from your exploration or as the ideal way to end your visit to Fern Hollow Nature Center.
Fern Hollow Nature Center
1901 Glen Mitchell Road
Sewickley, PA 15143
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