If you’re looking for a beautiful place to take a nature hike, Madera Canyon is the perfect location. This scenic canyon in Coronado National Forest has places to hike, picnic, and birdwatch, making it the ideal place to spend a pleasant morning or late afternoon. If you’re planning to visit Madera Canyon, here’s what you should know about it.

There are more than 250 species of birds there.

Birdwatching is a popular hobby among seniors, and Madera Canyon has been named one of the three best places in the U.S. for birdwatchers. The canyon is home to so many different types of birds that you could spend weeks observing them and still have more to discover. Along with familiar sights like the hummingbird, Madera Canyon has rare birds such as the painted redstart, the elegant trogon, and the elf owl—the smallest owl in the world.

You’ll need to bring your own food.

You won’t find any grocery stores or restaurants in Madera Canyon, so it’s important to come prepared. There are plenty of terrific places to picnic near the main road, many of which double as convenient birdwatching spots. Make sure that you bring plenty of water; even if it’s a cool day, you don’t want to risk getting dehydrated.

You can stay in a cabin there.

If you really want to get the full experience, you may want to rent a cabin for a night or two. There are number of options for staying at the canyon, including two bed and breakfast establishments. If you’re planning on a long stay, make sure that you’ve brought plenty of supplies along!

Located only 13 miles from Madera Canyon in Green Valley, AZ, Arroyo Gardens Independent and Assisted Living offers a homelike community for seniors. It’s a beautiful facility that is well-suited to any lifestyle, whether you prefer nature hikes or shopping opportunities. To find out more about Arroyo Gardens, call (520) 625-7737.


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