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Gulf Branch Nature Center & Park: Outdoor R&R Near Your Arlington Apartment

If the words “nature center” don’t seem particularly exciting to you, the Gulf Branch Nature Center & Park will quickly change that. In fact, you don’t even need to enter the nature center building itself to experience the natural majesty available at Gulf Branch. 

County and federal parks make up a significant portion of Gulf Branch’s land, with Fort Ethan Allen and Globe Parks offering natural land, playgrounds, and even tennis courts for visitors of all interests. You’ll even find a Canine Community Area ready to greet your favorite friendly pup. 

Gulf Branch Natural Area itself makes up another large part of the land, complete with streams, footpaths, footbridges, and even a pond. Whether you take to the trails to stay active or simply head to the park for some fresh air and sunshine, there’s plenty to enjoy. 

If you’re still looking to learn about local wildlife and other nature, you can even do some from your apartment in Arlington thanks to their virtual events. From storytime and show and tell to virtual Pictionary and “turkey talk,” you can learn about the flora and fauna of Arlington and beyond through crafts, videos, and other activities. 

Whether or not you want to take advantage of Gulf Branch’s educational resources, you’ll still find something fun—and you might just learn something without even realizing it.