Did you know that Saturday, June 13th is National Get Outdoors Day? U.S. federal agencies, nonprofits, and the recreation industry host this annual event to encourage families to get out and experience traditional and non-traditional types of outdoor activities. This is a great way to get outdoors, explore state and national parks, and to take fun photos.
We decided to explore one of our local national parks, the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge, this weekend. The freshwater of the Nisqually River combines with the saltwater of Puget Sound at the Refuge and supports a whole array of sea life. Located just a few minutes off of I-5 near Olympia, Washington, the Refuge gave us a great Camera Walking experience, and a chance to learn more about our habitat.
The Refuge has four miles of trails that wind throughout, providing views of a variety of habitats.
Several observation platforms are located along the way to give the best view.
In addition to wide landscapes, visitors can view freshwater wetland wildlife.
And to view beautiful estuaries that are visible in low tide.
We enjoyed the reflections during this hot sunny morning.
Our walk along the boardwalk over the tidelands gave us a wonderful opportunity to see the morning reflections on the incoming tide, the birds, the views, and we walked five miles! All and all it was a great morning. Take advantage of this upcoming celebration of “Go Day” and get out and enjoy our parks. Remember, bring your camera along to make it a Camera Walking experience to achieve better health, fitness, and creativity!