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Kids get active in Sisters Country

The Nugget Newspaper highlights the Deschutes Land Trust's free, guided walks + hikes that engage kids with nature.
By T. Lee Brown
The Nugget
 
Black Butte Eco Bike Explorers combine nature, arts, and mountain biking in the Camp Sherman/Suttle Lake area.
wphoto by Mandy Miller
Black Butte Eco Bike Explorers combine nature, arts, and mountain biking in the Camp Sherman/Suttle Lake area. wphoto by Mandy Miller
  
“It is such a need today to get kids out and moving,” said Chad Rush, recreation programs director at Sisters Park & Recreation District (SPRD). Families in Sisters Country have a wide array of choices for getting active, from SPRD’s organized classes and sports leagues to last-minute dashes into the National Forest. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Woods Wandering

“Sisters is a great place for us to walk out our front door and explore the outdoors,” said Molly Baumann, mom of two preschool-aged little ones. Her family enjoys the many hiking trails and lakes available “within 30 minutes, so we can get back in time for naps.” Bring a picnic, a jug of water, and sunscreen; invite friends along. Looking for a structured exploration? Join up with a free hike courtesy of Deschutes Land Trust. For lovely walks that connect kids with nature, try the “Fox Walk + Owl Eyes” series. See www.deschuteslandtrust.org for more...
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