Day Hike - Harmony Farm (Olympia)

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Day Hike - Harmony Farm (Olympia)

Join this family excursion, geared towards 0-6 year olds, as we ramble through the Inspiring Kids Preserve, a part of the Capitol Land Trust. We will wander the historic homestead looking for the perfect heritage apples, sample them, and find our prize apples. Contribute to the Preserve with a simple stewardship project wrestling invasive ivy.

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COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • *Varies*
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Pace: easy

Meet at 9:45 at Inspiring Kids Preserve and head out for hike at at 10:00 following orientation.

Where: Inspiring Kids Preserve, 5323 Johnson Pt. Rd NE, Olympia WA 98516

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Directions: From Olympia, get on I-5 heading North. Take exit 108, then head North on Sleater-Kinney Road, and go 3.1 miles. Turn right onto South Bay Rd. At about 0.6 miles, South Bay Rd curves to the left (Hawks Prairie Rd forks off to the right) and becomes Johnson Point Rd. Go another 1.3 miles to the property entrance on the left (west). Look for a white CLT event sign 

Continue on the driveway until you reach the loop. You may park along the loop. Someone from CLT will be there to greet you.

Join the new hike leader and her three and five year olds explore for apples, learn a legend about apples, and meet the Inspiring Kids Preserve expert from Capitol Land Trust.  If the weather permits, kids will get to journal about their apple.  Bring your own journals or we will provide for your kids.

Open woodland, brushy, grassy shoreline and old orchards to explore in this refreshing environment.

Teach your kids the concept of stewardship as they help to yank out invasive ivy.

Route/Place

Capitol Land Trust


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

We encourage kids over age 4 to have their own comfortable backpack with Simple essentials like water, snacks, hat, gloves, and rain poncho. 

Waterproof shoes or rain boots and rain pants are encouraged as we walk through the brush.  Rain jackets or ponchos a must for a rainy day.

Child carriers (no wheels) for kids that get tired trekking overland.

Parents need good boots and to dress for the weather. 

Parents should bring a backpack with modified 10 essentials appropriate to the activity such as spare clothes, snacks, water, first aid kit, potty kit.

Maps are provided. 

COVID guidelines Mountaineers event say that every over child two needs to have a mask, as well as adults.  All adults must carry hand sanitizer for their families. This location allows for safe spacing of family groups.

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