A Place to Get Away, Close to Home
The Woodland Park and Nature Preserve has miles of trails set in a wonderful, natural habitat at your convenience! The Park welcomes:
- cross-country skiers
- dog walkers
- and anyone who wants to enjoy the psychological benefits of being in nature!
Click here for a trail map.
Here are some quick recipe ideas for easy-to-make, healthy snacks. Pour some into a zip-lock bag; take along with bottled water, and you are ready for a fun hike in the Park!
Super Easy Trail Mix
- 1 cup combination diced dried fruit, such as prunes, apricots, pears and apples
- 1/2 cup raisins and/or dried cherries or cranberries
- 1 1/2 cups unsalted sunflower seeds
- 1 cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts (or honey-roasted peanuts, chopped walnuts or unsalted almonds)
Mix all ingredients. Makes 4 cups. Store in airtight container.
Trail Mix Snack
Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine the following ingredients in given proportions or to suit your own tastes:
- 1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup wheat germ
- 1/2 cup nuts
- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup blanched slivered almonds
- 1/2 cup raisins or Craisins (or both)
- 1/2 cup coconut
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla)
- 1/4 cup honey
Pour over dry mixture. Spread evenly on oiled baking sheet. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, stirring once or twice. Cool and break up any lumps. Store in an airtight container.
Variation: Add a 1/2 tsp. cinnamon for a different taste.
Tasty Cereal Trail Mix
- 2 cups granola cereal or bite-sized whole grain cereal (i.e. Cheerios, Kellogg’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran, Kellogg’s Mini-Wheats)
- 1 1/2 cups yogurt covered raisins
- 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
- 1 cup dried banana chips
- 1 cup dried apple chips
- 2/3 cup chopped dates
Mix all together and store in air tight container. Makes about 7 cups. Easy, good and nutritious!