https://outsideinn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/logo-header-1.png 0 0 Erin https://outsideinn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/logo-header-1.png Erin2013-04-18 08:00:062014-04-17 09:52:15Top 5 Things to Do with Kids
Contributed by Kathy Spoto
Here are my top five things to do with kids in Nevada County on a sunny day. First up, pull on your cowboy boots and gallop over to Purpose Ranch. Wranglers welcome visitors to make friends with 26 rescued horses. Call for best time to visit.
Get on your bike and ride at Nevada County Fairgrounds. Hilltown living makes learning to ride a bike challenging; but, the benefits extend into your child’s problem-solving abilities. Enter at gate four and bring a helmet.
Commune with nature on Rock Creek Nature Trail. Strap on baby and peace out on this ¾ mile loop of forested bliss.
Be a tourist at the Empire Mine. Take in the century-old gardens while kids toddle along paths. Listen for frogs at the reflecting pool, explore machinery and find the moon rock in the mineral exhibit.
All aboard the NCNG Railroad Museum. If your preschooler loves everything with wheels, the narrow gage railroad museum is a must see. Trains mixed with eager docents, local history and free admission.
Kathy Spoto is a freelance writer who works for the Northen Gold Parents’ Resource Guide. Become a fan of the Northern Gold Country Parents’ Resource Guide Facebook page for more local information for families.
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