Tom Sawyer's Island
For the seasoned hiker, it might be a bit of a stretch to call this a hike, but Tom Sawyer's Island is a densely forested playground for kids and adults. Stroll up and down the hills on trails that backtrack, loop and weave throughout the island. Go over rope bridges and up narrow stone staircases for miles without reaching the end. The island has a series of caves with jewels embedded deep within the crags, a bouncy barrel bridge, and a waterwheel at Harper's Mill. Escape the Indian attack at Fort Langhorn via the twisting tunnel. To get to Tom Sawyer Island, take the ferry boat from Tom's Landing, adjacent to Big Thunder Mountain in Adventureland.
Guests at the Disney Resort can take advantage of free transportation between the Disney hotels and the Disney Theme parks. If you're visiting the Magic Kingdom and staying at a Disney Resort, ride to Disney's Caribbean Resort and enjoy 1.4 miles of jogging trails, seven themed swimming pools and watercraft rentals for exploring Barefoot Bay. There are sailboats, pontoon boats, Sea Raycer boats, canopy boats, pedal boats and canoes. Barefoot Bay itself has white sandy beaches with beach volleyball nets available.
Disney's Fort Wilderness campground has bicycle rentals and several well-maintained trails that visitors can cruise, through forests and along the lakeside areas. The Fort Wilderness area is filled with outdoor activities, like kayaking, canoeing and hiking. Every evening, there's a parade of lights on the water, plus they have guided Segway tours through the wilderness trails.
Article Written By Lisa Russell
Lisa Russell has been a freelance writer since 1998. She's been published in "Rethinking Everything Magazine," "Playdate" and "Home Educator's Family Times." She has a professional background in education, cosmetology and the restaurant industry. Russell studied early childhood education at Antelope Valley College, and is pursuing a degree in law.