Maybe not so secret, but incredible – YES.
Every time I’m in Northern California I make sure to visit Anderson River Park. The park is situated in the city of Anderson, and located directly on the Sacramento river. It’s green and lush all year round.
It’s been one of my favorite spots for four years now. Why?
I really enjoy the peaceful atmosphere around the river. I enjoy the abundant wildlife, and the magical nature.
The park features amazing hiking/walking/riding trails, friendly people, clean restrooms, a big playground (my daughter LOVES the playground,) and many places for dogs to play. You can expect to see wildlife like deer, rabbit, goose, hawk, eagle, turkey vulture, and maybe even a mountain lion.
I like that the park is inviting to people of all ages, and interests. You just never know what the experience is going to be like. It is possible hike for miles without seeing anyone, or go for a shorter stroll closer to the heart of the park meeting a lot of people. The park is easily accessible from the city. It attracts all kinds of people.
I took my daughter to the park a couple days ago. It had been over a year since our last visit. Everything was the same. Everything except the fact that it was the first time I visited the park without a dog. I realized that after hiking a couple miles into the woods. It felt a little weird. I can’t remember the last time I was going into the woods without a dog. I might have to do something about that! Anderson River Park is a gem. If you’re in Northern California, or just passing by on the I-5, make a stop at Anderson River Park. It’s worth it!
I hope you enjoyed the photos 🙂