About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a wife, homeschool mom, a hiker, and a photographer living in Oklahoma. I love beautiful light and being in the woods. I share what I love on this blog, be they trails, pictures, or homschooling curriculum. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Archive: ‘Kid Friendly Hikes’

    McCloud Nature Park ~North Salem, IN

    Monday, March 10th, 2014

    While in Indiana, I wanted to be sure and check out some Nature Parks near my parents.

    One of these is the McCloud Nature Park.

    It is part of the Hendricks County Parks system.

    trailsignsIt has 6 1/2 miles of trails and 232 acres!

    shootingMy mom joined us for this hike.

    trailmarkOne of these days I will get there when the Nature Center is open so we can check it out and get a map.

    Yes, we got a little lost.

    In my defence I took us the right direction and we could even see the vehicle!

    A river just happened to be in between it and us…

    riverBarely a stream really.


    bridgeThere is a nice bridge for those of you that do not feel like swimming.

    iceThe boys(including Nick) liked to test the thickness of the ice on the trail.

    He broke through.

    I went around.

    maplesyupThey have maple syrup demonstrations on the weekends in February!

    They were going on the weekend we were there but my sisters wedding was the same day.

    If you live the area though, you should check it out!

    pathwayI took the angled picture on accident but liked it.

    I do my best work when I am not paying attention apparently.

    familyI took advantage of my mom hiking with us to get a shot of all of us!

    This is a beautiful park and I would love to visit in the spring!

    They have so many beautiful trees!

    Be sure to check it out!

    Nick and I were able to check out the Sodalis Nature Park by ourselves the next day!

    I will share that one tomorrow.

    Trip to see family and the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge

    Monday, April 15th, 2013

    While my mom, sister, and nephew were in town a couple weeks ago we went down to visit my aunt and uncle that live a couple hours away.

    It was great to have so much family in one place and the boys did not break anything in the restaurant!

    I would say that alone is a miracle.

    My aunt and uncle with the boys.

    We stopped by the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge on the way home.

    It was a beautiful day for a walk in the woods!

    The boys needed to get some of that little boy energy out before we drove back home also!

    Such handsome little men!

    My oldest took this.

    It is so nice to have a personal photographer around.

    Bird watching.

    The drive around the refuge was a little uneventful but we did end up seeing some birds and several armadillos!

    My mom with her grandsons.

    Aren’t they cute!

    I want one.

    My favorite kid friendly hikes in the Tulsa area.

    Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

    Ray Harral Nature Park

    Easy trails and a Nature Center.

    Located on 121st just east of Elm. Turn into the school on 121st you will see a sign for the park at the entrance.

    Oxley Nature Center

    Easy Trails, Wildlife, and Nature Center

    Inside Mohawk park near the zoo.

    Redbud Valley Nature Preserve

    Trails next to bluffs, Easy Trails, Small Nature Center.

    East of Tulsa by Catoosa.

    There are more that I really like farther outside of Tulsa.

    I think I will wait and share those another day.

    Do you live in the Tulsa area?

    Have you been to all of these?

    Check them out!