nature-center

#71 Birds & Bees, and the Flowers & Trees

Free nature walks with knowledgeable naturalists, classes, and environmental ed programs are all available here. Weekly day-camps are held June-August and over the holiday break in December for ages 5-11 years. Summer sessions include themes like Aqu ...

bidwell-park-swim-hole

#77 Take a Dip

If the heat’s got you beat, or you just need the exercise, it’s time to take a dip in a swimming hole or pool.

plant-barn-class

#78 A Growing Trio

In 1904, some Chico residents deeded land to the USDA Agricultural Research Service.  That was the beginning of the Plant Introduction Center where plants from all over the world were tried to see if they would grow here.

Sac River

#79 Fish, Boat, Picnic, Canoe, Tube or Birdwatch

This park offers 243 acres of hiking, scenery, and activities. Fishing, boating, picnicking, wildlife watching, canoeing, rafting, kayaking, and inner-tubing can all be enjoyed. The park includes many areas. Big Chico Creek Riparian Area is known ...