Big Cedar Vacation: Day 3

Big Cedar Vacation: Day 3

On our next day, we decided to venture about 30 minutes away to another Big Cedar property: Dogwood Canyon. We really didn’t know what to expect because their website doesn’t give a great idea….but I’m SO GLAD we went. It was gorgeous!

There’s a big building with a gift shop/museum and restaurant…but the treasure is in the trails behind.

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We decided to tackle the land via a tram ride. You can rent bikes, walk, do a segway or take a tram. And the tram is the only way to see the animals in the back- and we thought Remi would like that.

We had to wait a bit. We arrived at like 10:30 and we had to wait for a 1 pm tram. Totally worth it!

Beautiful waterfalls everywhere! Amazing streams. Beautiful tree covered canyon. Seriously serene and awesome.

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We took some photos in front of the big waterfall behind the restaurant and started exploring.

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There’s a huge treehouse (from the TV show Treehouse Masters) that we had fun playing in and around.

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And then Tyler and Nancy paid to try fly fishing for about an hour or so. They enjoyed it.

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And Remi enjoyed playing around the stream.

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I cringed a bit when she sat in the mud, but ya gotta let her explore, right? She played with sticks, rocks and watched the water for a while.

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On the tram, we got to get out at a few stops, but we mostly just enjoyed the amazing views (including watching TONS of trout swimming around) from the comfort and shade of our tram.

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This was behind the beautiful chapel. You can’t see it, but there’s another waterfall behind us.

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Trout right next to our tram. SO MANY TROUT.

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It was just lovely back there to see the formations, caves, streams and more.

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At one spot we got to walk up higher to take a look at the natural pool down below. Remi loves to walk up stairs.

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At the back of the trip, there were herds of bison, elk, deer and some longhorns.

I liked the bison. There were even young babies!

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The female elks were having a “spa day” in the mud.

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When we got back, we played in the tree house for a long time until we were all tired of climbing the stairs.

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After a little nap (which to be honest was a STRUGGLE but she took one) and then a dinner, we went to the nearest pool to our condo (which is up pretty high) for a sunset swim. It was lovely out!

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I’m so thankful for this beautiful day!


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