We have so many awesome places close to us and it's really fun exploring them as a family. One of our favorites, but don't go often enough, is Lebanon Hills in Eagan, literally down the road, but feels like you're in another world. They have tons of walking and biking paths with educational things along the way.
We saw turtles, birds, and snakes..I'm not afraid of snakes, but when you're walking and all of a sudden one starts slithering right in front of you, one might jump a little.
We want our kids to love being outside and exploring nature in all it's beauty. Seeing God's creation through their little curious sparkling eyes is amazing! I pray they never stop seeking adventures and always want to get out, see the world and get dirty.