Taking your family on a nice hike and visiting a waterfall along the way is a fantastic field trip to take during the summer! Waterfalls of almost any size are quite awe-inspiring… and not only for the kids! Last week we ventured a few hours north of our home to hike and swim at Minnewaska State Park and had this incredible waterfall all to ourselves. It was fun to imagine what the first explorers to this area felt when they stumbled upon Mother Nature’s masterpiece… of course all of the paths weren’t carved out for them as they were for us- but we could still pretend!
Last summer we visited a beautiful spot called Bushkill Falls which is knows as “The Niagara of Pennsylvania”. At first I was a bit annoyed that this park charged an entrance fee for the hike, but once we were inside the park, I understood why…. a great deal of money had been poured into the area in order to create bridges back and forth around and over the eight different waterfalls so that they could be visited up close. It really is an incredible place, and I cannot recommend it highly enough!
If you enjoyed this idea for a field trip for your summer camp at home… here are a few more ideas:
- Visit a Cave!
- Visit The Dinosaur Place
- Family camping!
- Visit an outdoor sculpture garden
- Check out a science center
- Plan a trip to a zoo or aquarium