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This past Friday the kids and I almost weren’t able to go on our Friday Field Trip. However, we got to go fairly late in the day. We made an impromptu trip to the Congaree National Park. We got there only a few hours before dark.
Congaree National Park is the first and only national park in South Carolina. It is a park dedicated to preserving the wildlife. Their trails are filled with trees and true natural settings.
I personally have a passion for going on nature hiking adventures. Congaree does not disappoint. Every time we’ve gone there we always get to travel across a new trail filled with many old-growth trees and masses of animals.
I thought we had to rush to get back out of the park before they closed and we didn’t stay and enjoy it as much as we could have. I didn’t know that this park was openly available to the public for free 24/7. By the time I found out that I was wrong, we were already almost back to our car. However, I am planning on going up there again in the near future. I told Del I wanted to go on a night that there was a full moon.
The kids compete each other to see who can see the most animals. They also do a lot of racing along the trails. It is a sure-fire way to ensure your kids are worn out when they get home.
There is plenty of educational value in going to Congaree National Park. In fact, they host Nature Discovery Walks. “On these walks, one of the park’s volunteer naturalists share about the amazing plant and animal life of the Congaree River floodplain, and how they adapt to survive in this dynamic environment.” I like the fact that they make these walks accessible for strollers and wheelchairs so that everyone can take part in them with ease.
I didn’t take a whole lot of pictures on our last quick trip here because we were buried in the woods to the point that we had no cell phone service. Plus, we were immersed in peace and quiet with real woods. It’s such a serene place that even the kids seemed to naturally accept that it was time to walk peacefully and enjoy the surroundings around them.
I hope that you like these photos from our Friday Field Trip to Congaree National Park.She kept giving me silly faces instead of proper poses. She was being a little comedian. This is the best one of the bunch.
I hope if you ever come to Columbia, SC that it will be a place that you will consider adding as you go to a destination. It’s also a prime location to go camping for free. Be sure you take with you all of your camping essentials.
Does this look like a place you’d enjoy traveling to?