A couple of the beautiful places we've ventured lately include:
Garden of the Gods
Giant City State Park
We've been here twice this summer and really enjoyed it both times. The trails are wide and we managed them with no problem and if you are lucky enough to come in the Spring it's easier to go off-trail and into the hidden nooks and crannies. Our second time back was during the heat of July and it was too green to get far off the main track.
The first time we went this year was for a school field trip and our guide was really great. He told us a lot about the history of the area and that the reason it's called Giant City is because of the huge stones that are lined up like skyscrapers. So when the first settlers wrote home about it they described it as a 'giant city'. The more you know.
Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures of them without my children in view so I will make sure and take more next time we visit.