Wednesday Nature Kids, Camp Polk Meadow Preserve
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Ginny Elliott for Wednesday Nature Kids! Take advantage of early release Wednesdays and venture to your Land Trust Preserves for a seasonal nature hike just for kids ages 6-11. Kids will enjoy hands-on activities along with their essential dose of nature. Snacks are provided and best of all, grown-ups can drop their charges off and go for their own hike while we entertain your kids! Registration is not required for Wednesday Nature Kids, however it helps us prepare snacks accordingly.
To register, please use the yellow "Register Now" button above.
Outing Details + Route
Hike Rating: This is an easy 1-2 mile walk for kids along the Preserve trail and through a grassy meadow.
Route: This hike will start at the Camp Polk Meadow Preserve kiosk, follow a wood-chipped trail, and then venture off-trail into a grassy meadow. Terrain will be uneven at times.
Elevation gain/loss: There is very little elevation gain/loss on this hike.
What to Bring
Water, sturdy hiking shoes. Dress for the weather.
About the Property
Camp Polk Meadow Preserve is a 152 acre Preserve on Whychus Creek near Sisters, Oregon. The Preserve was first established by the Deschutes Land Trust in 2000. The Preserve contains approximately Whychus Creek, wetlands, meadows, aspen groves and ponderosa pine stands. It is home to a variety of plant and wildlife species and is one of Central Oregon's birding hot spots. The Preserve also has a long and illustrious history as a crossroads for Native Americans, explorers, soldiers and settlers.