James "Pate" Philip State Park
2054 W. Stearns Road
Hours: Grounds: sunrise-sunset, daily. Visitor center: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday and holidays.
This nature center's goal is to encourage the preservation of natural areas and animals through awareness, education, conservation and interpretation. The Bartlett Nature Center includes displays and collections relating to the environment, encompassing everything from the soils to the stars. There are 4½ miles of hiking trails on 501 acres. During winter, there are snowshoes available for hiking; call ahead to check availablity.