We are so lucky to live in a place with endless amounts of outdoor activities. I find us craving the outdoors more and more as the kids get older. They both love to run around and explore new things. With Charlotte beginning to walk, I look for places that are very safe and have an easy path for our stroller. One of our favorite stops along Highway 1 has always been Wilder Ranch. Easy parking, easy trails and lots of places to explore.
Wilder Ranch, if you haven’t been there yet, you must go ASAP! We had the most amazing Fall adventure at this beautiful place. Wilder Ranch sits right between the ocean and Highway 1. There are gorgeous trails for hikers, backpackers and horse back riders. The trails are stroller friendly and for the most part, safe for the kids to run on. The trail towards the ocean has a few cliffs which requires both kids to be buckled in tight in the stroller.
Today, we decided to check out the old ranch that is open to the public. Austin and Charlotte’s cousins joined us on this fun adventure! Upon entering there is usually a friendly horse to the right, but today he wasn’t around. We got lucky and watched the cows being fed. The cows were very noisy and the kids were beyond excited to see them up close. After feeding the cows, we moved on to petting the goats. The last time we brought Charlotte she was a few months old, and being able to touch and feel the animals was a whole new experience for her.
The kids loved running and yelling under the tunnel that leads to the horse pastures. They could have sat there all day watching the horse eat and stroll. It’s something we don’t get to see everyday.
We can’t wait to come back and enjoy one of the many events that Wilder Ranch hosts each year! For a list of events and the history of the park check out this link here:
Did you know you can volunteer here? Something Austin, Charlotte and I will definitely be doing when they are old enough! To find information on volunteering at State Parks check out this link.
Check out my Strawberry Fields post from last month for yet another Highway 1 adventure that you must do with your kids.