Aurora, CO (November 3, 2010)- Bluff Lake Nature Center, nestled among the commotion of city life, is a peaceful 123-acre wildlife refuge located just east of Stapleton at the edge of Denver and Aurora.
Open every day of the year from sun-up to sundown, Bluff Lake Nature Center is free to the public and is a wonderful place for families and friends to spend time together in nature.
The trail around the lake is a one mile loop and offers beautiful scenery, sightings of native flora and fauna, and a chance to breathe fresh air and get some exercise.
Owned by a local non-profit, Bluff Lake Nature Center strives daily for the betterment of our community. Bluff Lake education volunteers teach students about the wonders of nature and the importance of environmental stewardship through the nature center’s science education school programs.
These field trips are fun and informative and give many children who are not normally given the chance to explore nature an important opportunity. Each year, students from area elementary schools (many of them classified "Title I" come to Bluff Lake to learn about the habitats and wildlife that Colorado has to offer.
Bluff Lake offers multiple other opportunities for area children and families, like Junior Naturalist Summer Camps, family-friendly Fireside Chats and monthly Bird Walks.
“When we talk with people who’ve never heard about Bluff Lake, they are consistently amazed that they don’t have to drive all the way to the mountains to experience nature and that we have so much so close to home,” said Mendy Evans, Bluff Lake Nature Center’s Development Director. “However,” she laughs, “the people who do know about it want us to keep it a secret.”
Located just minutes away from Lowry, Bluff Lake invites its neighbors out to the nature center to enjoy the changing scenery and witness the all beauty that Colorado has to offer as fall turns into winter.
To learn more about this unique and nearby natural area, visit www.blufflakenaturecenter.org
or call (303)344-0031.