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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
American River Parkway
American River Parkway

(916) 486-2773

5700 Arden Way
Carmichael, CA 95608   Directions Website

Run, bike and walk outdoors along the American River Parkway, aka Jedediah Smith Memorial Bicycle Trail. You'll travel a spectacularly scenic 3.2 mile trail that runs from Old Sacramento to Folsom Lake offering many entry and exit points along the way.

Bell Aqua Lake
Bell Aqua Lake

(916) 919-5726

935 E St
Rio Linda, CA 95673   Directions Website

Sacramento Water Skiing is for members only! So hurry up and sign up because membership lets you ski at a private facility on Sacramento's beautiful Bell Aqua Lake, complete with a sandy beach, hot-tub spa, warm up arena for skiers and riders and more! Private lessons are available for tournament skiers and recreational skiers. This is Sacramento's ultimate water recreation experience.

Bungee Adventures
Bungee Adventures

(916) 764-2585

5103 Folsom Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95819   Directions Website

Extreme thrill seekers hang around Sacramento's Bungee Adventures and free fall into exhilarating freedom. Take the plunge from 150-foot to 1,200-foot high trees, bridges, and rocks in remote areas in the breathtaking Sierra Nevada Mountains between Lake Tahoe and Yosemite National Park. Bungee Adventures run jumps every weekend and you must be 18 or older to enjoy the extreme sports experience.

California Canoe and Kayak
California Canoe and Kayak

(916) 851-3600

Sacramento, CA
Website

Row, row, row your boat at California Canoe and Kayak. The pros here are ready to take you on a recreational whitewater kayaking adventure where you'll float through wilderness caverns, rushing waters and explore new rivers. You'll learn how to row a kayak like a pro, get physically fit and make new friends!

Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Effie Yeaw Nature Center

(916) 489-4918

2850 San Lorenzo Way
Carmichael, CA 95608   Directions Website

Spend some time outdoors and enjoy a nature walk at Effie Yeaw Nature Center located where the Sacramento and American rivers meet. You'll want to bring your binoculars, camera or artist pad to capture the "watchable wildlife" in the area, including wild turkeys, wild birds, deer and snakes. You're sure to appreciate nature even more at this award-winning, 77-acre environmental and cultural education center.

Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area

(916) 988-0205

7806 Folsom Auburn Rd
Folsom, CA 95630   Directions Website

You'll feel miles from civilization at Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, located at the base of the Sierra foothills. The 18,000-acre state park is home to 75 miles of shoreline around Lake Natoma. Camp out, have a picnic in the great outdoors, hike or bike through the hills, or spend a day on the water fishing, boating, or sailing.

Sacramento Capitol Park
Sacramento Capitol Park

(916) 653-6995

L St & 15th St
Sacramento, CA 95814   Directions Website

Tree huggers unite at the Sacramento Capitol Park. Thousands of species of trees occupy the park, some of them as old as Thomas Jefferson. The capital state park is home to majestic red oak trees, hundreds of unusual plants, and well manicured gardens that wind through the popular pathways used by local walkers and joggers. This park is California's rendition of an outdoor paradise.

Sacramento Zoo
Sacramento Zoo

(916) 808-5885

3930 W Land Park Dr
Sacramento, CA 95822   Directions Website

Family time is a zoo at the Sacramento Zoo, when you get up close to the wildly inspiring Giraffe Habitat, Tiger Cubs and White-faced Owls. The 14-acre landmark is home to 400 animals and 140 native, rare and endangered species. Catch special events like the Ice Cream Safari and Zoo Parent Picnic. It's a great attraction for family fun.

Sacramento's Capitol Park
Sacramento's Capitol Park

(916) 324-0333

Capitol Ave & 15th St
Sacramento, CA 95814   Directions Website

Discover secret paths, memorial statues and state history at Sacramento's Capitol Park. You'll exercise your way through the 40 acres of Victorian-style gardens, and along the pathways, you can salute statues like the Civil War Memorial Grove and run up the steps of the capitol building.

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