A few weeks ago my little guys and I made the drive down to Lodi Lake Park to check out the Lodi Lake Nature Trail…and I must say I was in heaven! It’s easy to get to the park from Hwy. 99, yet completely serene.
Why we love it: You feel as if you’ve traveled out of the city limits as you search for deer, ducks, turtles, birds, and squirrels along your way. It’s under two miles to do the entire thing, but feels as if you really got away.
For the Young Ones (0-10): Our soon-to-be kindergartener loved reading all of the signs along the route. I loved all the learning the signs provided both of us! Our durable stroller (think Uppababy Vista or BOB) easily conquered the trail.
For the Big Kids (10+): If you come at the right time and you’re quiet enough, there’s a strong possibility of seeing deer! An older gentleman showed us photos of large bucks he’s seen while taking his daily stroll on the trail.
Keep in Mind:
- Dogs are not allowed on the trail.
- Unless you find street parking outside of the park, you must pay a $5 parking fee.
- There’s a very small parking lot right by the trail entrance, but if you’re like us you can park by the payment box (right past the entrance to the park), and enjoy a walk around part of the lake before reaching the trail area. (You’ll walk with the lake on your left.)