Nature Play Area at Drumlin Farm

Kids playing on the stump jump at Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

What is a Nature Play Area?

Nature play areas add more ways for people to connect with nature by encouraging self-directed, informal play.

Unlike static, traditional playgrounds, nature play areas give children the chance to solve problems and construct their surroundings through natural elements and unstructured exploration.

Explore Drumlin Farm's Nature Play Area

Let your senses run wild at Drumlin’s Sensory Tree: smell the cedar, listen to bird calls and woodpecker taps, and search for the hidden animals and insects.

The fun doesn’t stop there! Follow the Forest Discovery Trail to find raccoon and coyote tracks embedded in the ground, an over-sized bird nest (eggs included), woodchuck tunnels, a rhododendron maze, and the stump jump.


Check in at the Visitor Services window and follow the path half-way down the entrance hill to the Sensory Tree. The Forest Discovery Trail starts at the Drumlin Underground building (pick up a map at the trailhead).

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Check out the treasure boxes along the Forest Discovery Trail to see what other visitors have found and to leave a natural treasure of your own.