A few weeks ago, we loaded up the bus and headed South to the Northwest Trek Wildlife Park for a day of animals and nature! One of the residents recommended this park to me, and after a few months of trying to schedule it, we were finally able to make it happen. This trip was really incredible. The weather was cooling off a little, so there was a nice cool breeze as we stood outside. The sky was clear, the crowds were very minimal, and all of the animals were out and about for us to see. The animals are all local to this climate/region, so there are no giraffes, elephants, or alligators as you would see in a regular zoo. They keep the area as natural as possible, letting the animals migrate where they please throughout the parameters of their “enclosure,” which is acres and acres across. The tram drives passengers through the various enclosures and even changes altitude based on where certain animals live on a mountain. It was a very rewarding experience to see animals living happily in a very natural environment. We would definitely recommend this park for any age. It provides lessons on conservation, the tram ride is smooth yet exciting, and it is a very reasonable cost of admission. Take a look at the pictures from this awesome trip!