Sharing the trail with horseback riders at Bridle Trails State Park. Credit: Jennifer Johnson
Bridle Trails State Park
With 28 miles of trails, Bridle Trails State Park offers families lots of choices for rambling. Large trees, varied undergrowth, birds and insects all can be found here. We’ve seen interesting small mammals and found trees to climb.
Kids will love: Sharing the trails with horses (always give horses the right of way); wild berries through the seasons.
Distance: Consider starting with the 1.7-mile Trillium Trail, which offers interpretive signs and is easy enough for the youngest hikers.
Editor’s note: This article was originally published several years ago and was updated for 2023.