Surrounding the playground are tons of trails in the woods, area for picnics and picnic tables with coverings. It's the perfect place to bring lunch and take a break in the shade.
Down the path past the playground is Watkins Nature Center.
The nature center was a really nice break from the heat that day, and the girls loved having such a close up view of so many critters!
They had TONS of turtles, which Hadley is still obsessed with since Hawaii, so that was really fun for her. They also had snakes, frogs, owls, hawks and one bearded dragon.
There was a puppet show stage for the kiddos, books and some cool tactile games for them to play. They also offer classes and activities that look fun for the wee ones.
Across the street from the playground were some more trails, an antique carousel, mini golf, train rides and a farm with the biggest pigs I've ever seen.
The golf, carousel and train are all closed until May so we'll definitely be heading back there to check those out! Hadley is also really obsessed with trains these days so I know she will love that!
The Old Maryland Farm was down a walking path past the mini golf and carousel.
There we're so many gigantic animals there. The biggest bunny rabbits, pigs and turkey I had ever seen. There we're chickens, horses, a donkey, a sheep with new baby lambs, really cool looking peacocks, goats and llamas.
Everything we enjoyed that day, the playground, Nature Center and farm, we're all free. There was no charge for parking, either. I believe there are charges for the train, carousel and mini golf come Summer.
We had a really great time exploring this new area, and while it's a good 30 minute drive for us, I definitely think it will be worth making another day trip there when more of the fun stuff opens in the Summer months.
Big thanks to my Nextdoor Gals for telling us about this awesome place!