Welcome to Hidden Oaks Nature Center which offers you and your family an informative center, a park, nature trails, picnic shelter, ball fields, and a playground. One of these trails in a 1/3 informative loop that allows interactive learning. There are several other trails that will take you to many interesting areas. The park lets you get one on one with nature and here you can learn about insects, amphibians, creepy crawlies, reptiles, owls, squirrels, bats, butterflies, and even Native Americans. The center is home to an indoor turtle exhibit where if you’re lucky the eggs may be hatching. There is plenty of exhibits where you can touch nature and there is always a naturalist to answer all your questions. Inside there is also a full research library, this really is a great please to learn about nature. Outside you can a butterfly garden and read all about these great insects. Outside you will also find a 1/3 acre area known as Nature Place where families can play outdoors and look for animal tracks, a naturalist is outside read to help you identify what you may have found. This is also a great place for bird watching and photography. History buffs will also enjoy seeing a historic railway embankment that was built just before the civil war. Consider helping with the park stream clean up or learn for about recycling and check out the parking lot. This parking lot is known as a low impact development parking lot where the parking lot dips in the middle where there is a garden this is designed to let the water trickle between the bricks and collect to help to local wildlife and is better for the wildlife than runoff water. This 52 acre park has quite a lot to offer you while you are in town. From the live animal displays, to the climbing tree, and the interactive walking trails you will have a day of fun waiting for you in Annandale.
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If you are looking for a challenging yet relaxing activity to do while you are in Annandale look no further than the Pinecrest Golf Course. Pick up a set of golf clubs or bring your own and head off to this short layout has 3 sets of teeboxes for a fun, but challenging golfing experience. This privately owned golf resort is well taking care of and always offers a friendly staff. Stop by the grille and grab a bite to eat or just stop at the bar and grab a drink to put the rest of your trip worries behind you. This stop is all about you having a good time and relaxing for a few hours. The Pinecrest Golf Course offers over 6,000 yards of golf from the championship tees with a par of 70. The facility was officially opened in 1924 and had been family owned ever since. This golf course gives you everything a larger town could offer from the water hazards, bunkers, blue grass, and sand dunes. Don’t worry if you weren’t fully prepared when you got here the facility offers a Pro Shop where you can pick up anything you may have left behind, or just realized you needed when you got there. Have a blast in Annandale with green like this we know you will.