Take a Hike! At the McKaig Nature Center
by Brian Coll
If you feel like you read about this place before, you probably read my story about a year ago when we found this cool place that isn’t too far away from Conshohocken. We are always looking for fun stuff to do with the kids and we were thrilled when we took a hike here about a year ago.
This past Sunday we made our way there again. The physical address is 889 Croton Road in Wayne (not too far from Bridgeport and King of Prussia) you would have no idea the place even exists unless you want to find it, and once you find it, you will want to go back. There is a staggering amount of trails on the 91 acres. You could go there every day for a week and find yourself walking a different trail and exploring.
This isn’t a sales pitch, but the place is funded entirely by memberships and donations. https://www.enjoymckaig.org/content.aspx?page_id=0&club_id=383980 here is the website if you want to check the place out online, or if you’ve enjoyed it in the past and want to make a donation I’m sure you can find the info on their website.
As far as the place itself and experience… it is amazing. Just go for a hike, and enjoy the sounds of nature. Roberts Elementary School is next door and students adopt different projects at the nature center. The stream or creek flows through it and dogs are drinking out of it and yes my kids played in it. We didn’t expect to do anything more than take a family hike on Sunday, but when we saw a park ranger working, my kids jumped in and helped him out. His name was Vytas and he was super friendly and very educational about the McKaig Nature Center. He was talking about upcoming events and was telling us about ongoing projects.
He had a little shovel for my kids to help do some digging and it was great to see them get involved.
We had a great morning and we felt like we were somewhere deep in the woods but within minutes of leaving we were back home and thinking about the next time we can go there. Go check it out if you can, bring the kids, dogs, a friend or go alone and get lost in nature.