One of my favorite places to wander (that is a very short drive from the house in Kentucky) is Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. I especially love seeing how much it changes over the seasons.
The first time I visited was in late March, but we just recently took the twins' there for the first time over summer break. In California, we are used to our forests looking pretty much the same year-round, sure some lose a few leaves in autumn, and there are more wildflowers in bloom in the spring, but the changes in nature in this part of the country truly are something to see, as you'll see from my photographs below. I can't wait to go again late in the fall this year to see how much it's changed once more.