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Lake Tahoe's Discovery Trail

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Discovery Trail: I know you'll enjoy this article by Michele Whiteaker about her family's experience discovering nature and building an educational nature trail for other families to enjoy during their trip to Lake Tahoe recently! Be sure to watch the video - it's great fun!

This nature trail at Granlibakken allows parents to teach their children about nature in a family-friendly and fun way for everyone. Granlibakken is a resort just outside of Sunnyside-Tahoe City.

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Discovery Trail at
Granlibakken Resort

By: Michele Whiteaker
Michele Whiteaker promotes play and encourages family outdoor time on her blog.

Lake Tahoe; © Michele WhiteakerLake Tahoe; © Michele Whiteaker

Our family spent a week at the Granlibakken Resort and Conference Center in Tahoe City for a Family Nature Summit.

The food was yummy with outdoor dining every meal and our accommodations were roomy.

As first timers to Tahoe, we got to see all the highlights:

Kayaking in Emerald Bay, sitting on the glacial boulders on the shores of Lake Tahoe-Nevada State Park, swimming off the pier in the clear waters off Sugar Pine Mansion, and looking over the dam at Fanny Bridge.

My favorite Tahoe experience by far was building a Discovery Trail at the Granlibakken Resort for children to walk into the forest and explore nature.

The Family Nature Summit team deserves lots of kudos for coming up with the idea and putting their service project into action. It may be a whole different experience in winter, but here's a taste of it as it was built:

Have fun and make sure you take time to discover the forest!

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