The Great Salt Lake Nature Center

If you haven’t been able to tell from my previous blog posts, I tend to prefer going on adventures that are of the indoor/climate-controlled kind. So when I kept hearing about this “Nature Center” that everyone was talking about, I was a bit hesitant, but figured I could check it out for the purpose of research for the blog. You’re welcome!

We went to the Great Salt Lake Nature Center on a day when there were barely any other visitors so we had the place to ourselves. The overall atmosphere was very tranquil. The Center is pretty much just a couple of indoor exploration rooms:

We didn’t see any staff the whole time we were there, so could’ve probably learned and gotten more out of the experience if it was guided. The larger part of the Center consists of paved trails into the Farmington Bay area of the Great Salt Lake.

Theo has this great pop-up book of bird landscapes including different bird calls. Standing in the middle of the trails, you could hear so many different kinds of birds calling out. It was like a real-life version of the book. (Yes, I know this is a ridiculous statement, but the closest thing I could relate to.)
The Pros of this activity are:
  • Large, easily navigable trails
  • Experiencing the native Utah landscape (we saw a snake)
  • Ability to hear and connect with nature
I’ll try not to focus on the Cons of this activity, but will summarize with just one word: GNATS.
Theo had a fun time and enjoyed walking along the trails and looking out over the water. And I will admit that even though I didn’t have high expectations for this activity, I did have some moments to myself that were meditative and very peaceful.

One thought on “The Great Salt Lake Nature Center

  1. juliana juan says:

    This is a great place to see beautiful birds, relaxing water and getting peace. I went there before grand canyon tour from los angeles. This was my second tour with my family and they were very excited because usually I travel alone. I must say that this place is excessive for tailing and bird watching is another soothing activity if you are nature lover than you must come here and enjoy because it’s one of few places that never disappoint there travelers.


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