LiveGreen: Summer day trips

by Melanie Stewart, LiveGreen | May 20, 2014

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School is almost out and summer is on the horizon. We've all been cooped up inside from a particularly cold winter, so it's a great time to get outdoors.

Did you know that spending time in nature is great for kids and adults and can improve health? Lots of people are considering saving money and being green by taking a "staycation," so what's a nature-loving person or family supposed to do in and around Omaha?

Most of you are probably aware of options such as the Henry Doorly Zoo and Lauritzen Botanical Gardens, but LiveGreen would like you to know there are lots of options in and around this area: hiking, biking, fishing, bird watching, relaxing -- there's something for everybody.

Everything below is linked to easily allow you to find details and make plans for your weekends or staycations (and some have day camps for kids and teens):

Like things with nature, but being outside is not your thing? Don't forget the "Yellowstone and the West: The Chromolithographs of Thomas Moran" exhibit at Joslyn Art Museum, or the med center only preview night on June 6.

Have fun and enjoy your summer.

P.S. Know of something we forgot? Feel free to share it in the comments below.

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Claire Seybold
May 20, 2014 at 4:13 PM

Ashfall State Park about 3-1/2 miles from Omaha, but pretty amazing to see http://ashfall.unl.edu/visit.html