<![CDATA[FIVE MINUTE FIELD TRIPS - Travel Blog]]>Sat, 04 Sep 2021 08:39:43 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[CELEBRATING 50 TRIPS!]]>Sun, 18 Jul 2021 19:30:55 GMThttp://www.fiveminutefieldtrips.com/travel-blog/celebrating-50-trips
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<![CDATA[FIELD TRIP - 50 - Sleeping Bear Dunes]]>Sun, 18 Jul 2021 19:14:34 GMThttp://www.fiveminutefieldtrips.com/travel-blog/field-trip-50-sleeping-bear-dunesS Dune Hwy, Empire, MI 49630​
Ready to see some of the tallest dunes in North America, and they're not in a desert? Check out Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore near Traverse City! It's on the lakeshore of Lake Michigan.
Get some sand in your shoes and get hiking! It's a beautiful place to be in the summer, and I'm sure it's gorgeous in other seasons, too!
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<![CDATA[FIELD TRIP - 49 - Rock City Gardens]]>Sun, 18 Jul 2021 02:25:51 GMThttp://www.fiveminutefieldtrips.com/travel-blog/field-trip-49-rock-city-gardens1400 PATTEN RD, LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, GA 30750
So this has to be one of my family's favorite trips ever! It was well worth the money, too!
Do you like any or all of the following?
  • Hiking
  • Caves
  • Gardens
  • Great Views
  • Fairy Tales
  • Waterfalls
  • Art in the Park
If you like even one of these, you need to get on over to Lookout Mountain on the Georgia/Tennessee border and check out this place!
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<![CDATA[FIELD TRIP - 48 - SpringTime Farms]]>Thu, 08 Apr 2021 02:21:09 GMThttp://www.fiveminutefieldtrips.com/travel-blog/field-trip-48-springtime-farms10761 Aqua Vista Lane, North Fort Myers, FL 33917
This was our first time here, though many of our friends are regulars here... 
It was definitely worth the drive!
They have a very large petting zoo, with hundreds of animals including:
  • Rabbits
  • Chickens
  • Ducks
  • Geese
  • Sheep
  • Butterflies
  • Llamas
  • Goats
  • Cows
  • Pigs
  • Guinea Pigs
  • Parakeets
  • The list just keeps going!
Then they also have plants you can buy, carnival games, slides, rides, and just a whole lot for kids to do! Take this Five Minute Field Trip for sure!
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<![CDATA[FIELD TRIP - 47 - Veteran's Park]]>Sun, 21 Mar 2021 16:13:01 GMThttp://www.fiveminutefieldtrips.com/travel-blog/field-trip-47-veterans-park55 Homestead Rd S, Lehigh Acres, FL 33936
You can find parks just about anywhere, but some of them have a little extra to make them a bit special. This was my first time to Veteran's Park, and I was pleasantly surprised by the amenities!
  • Basketball Courts
  • Tennis Courts
  • Baseball Fields
  • Walking Trails
  • Skatepark
  • Climbing Play Area
  • Playground
  • Splash Pad
  • and more!
There's enough space here to explore and have a great time as a family or a group!
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<![CDATA[FIELD TRIP - 46 - Castle Mini Golf]]>Sun, 21 Mar 2021 15:28:37 GMThttp://www.fiveminutefieldtrips.com/travel-blog/field-trip-46-castle-mini-golf​7400 Gladiolus Dr, Fort Myers, FL 3390
Love mini golf? Like castles and dragons and knights? Check out Castle Mini Golf in Fort Myers!
It's nicely located close to US-41, and it's on the way to the beaches! You can always hit this place, work up a sweat in the Florida Sun, and then go hit the water!

This mini golf course has a great layout, surrounded by water, trees, and castles. 

Grab a putter and get golfing!
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<![CDATA[FIELD TRIP - 45 - Farmer Mike's U-Pick]]>Sun, 07 Feb 2021 01:42:42 GMThttp://www.fiveminutefieldtrips.com/travel-blog/field-trip-45-farmer-mikes-u-pick26031 Morton Ave.
Bonita Springs, FL 34135
It doesn't get any fresher than this! There are several U-Pick places in SWFL, but this is the biggest one I've found so far around the Bonita Springs area. It's not far from exit 116, so you can hit this and then do another Five Minute Field Trip in the area... It's just minutes from Barefoot Beach! 
Our family loves this place for the strawberries, but it's great for tomatoes, flowers, bell peppers, hot peppers, and so much more.
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<![CDATA[FIELD TRIP - 44 - Hickey Creek Mitigation Park]]>Sun, 17 Jan 2021 18:59:55 GMThttp://www.fiveminutefieldtrips.com/travel-blog/field-trip-44-hickey-creek-mitigation-park17980 Palm Beach Blvd, Alva, FL 33920
So we've been thinking about this one for a long time, and we finally made it out here. It's not too far from the W.P. Franklin Locks or Manatee Park, so swing out to check this place out if you're in that area.
It's one of the largest public parks with hiking trails in the area, with easily 5 miles of trails. The grounds are well-kept and there is a lot to see!
We went in the dry season, so the bugs weren't bad and it wasn't muddy. If you go at the right time of day, you practically have the whole place to yourself!

This is definitely some Florida nature!
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<![CDATA[FIELD TRIP - 43 - Edge of the World Trail]]>Sun, 17 Jan 2021 02:35:18 GMThttp://www.fiveminutefieldtrips.com/travel-blog/field-trip-43-edge-of-the-world-trail7000 GA-53, Dawsonville, GA 30534
Like hiking? Like secluded places to splash around in the summer? Like fly fishing? I think this is the place for you.

Near Dawsonville, Georgia, this local spot is a great place to stretch you legs and get fresh air. We visited in the fall, but it's probably awesome in the spring or for cooling off in the summer. The rapids were fun to check out, and they have a boat launch! 

Go check this one out!
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<![CDATA[FIELD TRIP - 42 - 31 Produce]]>Wed, 09 Dec 2020 02:06:47 GMThttp://www.fiveminutefieldtrips.com/travel-blog/field-trip-42-31-produce18672 FL-31, Alva, FL 33920
This place has farm animals, tractor rides (seasonally), fresh produce, vendors, a farmer's market, and a whole lot more! It's a great place for school field trips, family outings, and just getting out of the house for a few minutes.

Get out there, get some fresh air, and see what you can find! 
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