Active Dad Review: Santa’s Village v. Storyland

This week, Liss and I took the kids up to North Conway for a few days of fun in the mountains. From the picturesque downtown with its signature railroad station set among the Moat Mountain range to Cranmore Mountain to the Sacco River and White Mountain National Forest– there’s a lot to do when you’re … Continue reading

Wanna Cool Off? Check out these Great Swimming Holes!

If you’re looking to cool off this weekend and maybe looking for a fun new place to take a dip…then you may want to visit this great website! is a comprehensive state-by-state website that provides details on some of the best places to take your kids for some fun! The Massachusetts’ page includes detailed … Continue reading

Olivia’s First Hike: Mt. Agamenticus, York ME

Over the weekend, Liss and I took the kids to REI to see if we could score some deals at the store’s Fourth of July 30% Off Sale. We picked up the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Nature Walks Along the Seacoast, which contains over 50 scenic walks and hikes along the coast from Ipswich, MA past … Continue reading

ActiveDad Review: Southwick Zoo, Mendon MA

Last week, Liss and I decided to pack up the car and head out west to the Southwick Zoo in Mendon. Normally, we take the kids north to the York’s Wild Kingdom in Maine (which is only 25 minutes from our house), but we decided to try something new this year. Southwick, which bills itself … Continue reading

Nature Trails at Odiorne Point – Rye, NH

For those of you on the North Shore looking for something different to do outside with the family, you may want to check out Odiorne Point State Park. Located in Rye, New Hampshire, this 330 acre state park has lots to offer.  Since we’ve moved north to Amesbury, Odiorne has become a regular spot for … Continue reading

DCR Oceanside Campfire this Saturday! Constitution Beach – East Boston

The Department of Conservation is holding a fun activity this Saturday night on Constitution Beach in East Boston. The event runs from 6:00-8:00pm where you can come and sit by a warm fire, toast marshmallow and have some hot chocolate. If you’re interested, meet up on the beach side of the bathhouse. For more information, … Continue reading