We offer a nature experience for the body, mind and spirit that educates and inspires a personal commitment to the Natural World. Our hikes, canoe trips and camping experiences are led by a team of qualified professionals, taking place in and around Linn County, Iowa and Dallas, Texas.
The need has never been greater yet the opportunities so limited for enhancing the lives of Iowans with outdoor activities. Naturalist Adventures fills this need with the many opportunities to experience nature while doing mild exercise, learning new things, connecting with others in our community with similar interests, expressing spirituality, and enjoying the many diverse aspects of the Natural World. Our adventures take you to the great outdoors where simply breathing the clear Iowan air begins a feeling of relaxtion and well-being. Our saying goes, “Take it easy, this is not an athletic contest”.
“Explore Linn County Natural Areas” is our most popular walk/run series, taking you off the beaten path with Certified Naturalists into woodlands, riparian areas, prairie, oak savanna, wetlands, hanging bog, fens, caves and more. Registration required. Minimum participation of 2.
“Wapsipinicon River canoe trips” is a leisurely afternoon float/paddle on the river of ‘abundant white-potatoes’ out of Pinicon Ridge county park, Central City, Iowa. No equipment or experience necessary. If you don’t have a partner, no worries! we will provide a canoe-mate for you. You’ll receive basic instruction before launch and on the river. $25 per person. Registration required. Minimum participation, 2 canoes, maximum of 8 canoes.
“Canoe School and Kayak School” are new in 2014. Taught by a Certified Trainer you’ll “Quick Start” your canoeing experience with 3 hours of flatwater training in the park ponds then shuttle upriver for an afternoon of river training on the Wapsi, or another location. $25 per person. Minimum participation of 4 students necessary.
“Weekend on the Maquoketa River” includes three sections of the river named after Native American claims that ‘there are bears’. Base camp is at Bailey’s Ford where the coldstream is stocked with fresh trout twice weekly during the summer. Our final destination is Pictured Rocks in rural Monticello. $75 per person plus camping fees. Limited to 8 canoes.
“Daytrip to the Caves” carpools out of Cedar Rapids to Maquoketa Caves State Park for an afternoon of exploration. No crawling or special equipment needed. After, we feast at Blufflake Catfish Farm for an all-you-can-eat family-style dinner. $25 per person plus cost of meal. Minimum of 4, maximum 16. Registration required.
“Scuba Diving and Buddy Training” is offered for our disabled veterans and a diving Buddy. Instruction is given by Certified Scuba Diving Trainers, followed by 3 days of diving in Florida or Mexico. Cost determined by location, scholarships available. Minimum participation of 2 students necessary. Pre-registration required.by MayaOgren with no comments yet