Free Events All Summer: Free Fun Fridays!

For those of you who have not seen the coverage, the Highland Street Foundation has established an amazing program for families this summer around Massachusetts. Each Friday though out the summer, families will receive free admission to some of the best cultural attractions in the state including the Museum of Science, the Boston Children’s Museum, … 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

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

National Park Service launches new Massachusetts website

The National Park Service just launched a cool new interactive website that organizes information about all kinds of great spots to visit in Massachusetts from the 15 National Parks like the Cape Code National Seashore to fun spots on the National Register of Historic Places including the Mohawk Trail in the Berkshires. The best part … Continue reading

Recycled: Tagging a black bear in the wild!

One year ago this week, I had the privilege of going on a bear tagging event with the MassWildlife staff. Every year, Commissioner Griffin and her talented staff of biologists venture out into the woods to track the movement of the black bear population in Massachusetts. Their goal is to better understand their eating, mating, … Continue reading

Hike the Appalachian Trail in 5 minutes!

This is a pretty impressive video done by a gentleman named Kevin Gallagher, who hiked the 2200 mile trail between Maine and Georgia. Entitled, the “Green Tunnel,” this 5 minute video strings together a series of photos that Ken takes along the trail. Note, if you skip about 3 minutes into the video, you get … Continue reading

Good Ole Days: Remembering Benson’s Wild Animal Farm

This week, during a visit with my kids, my father-in-law talked about the great memories he had from Benson’s Wild Animal Farm. Obviously, Andrew and Will had no clue what he was talking about, but he brought up a spot I haven’t thought about in over 25 years. It got me thinking…what ever happened to … Continue reading

Pancakes, Maple Sugaring & a Hike!

MassAudubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary will be holding their February Flapjack Fling on Saturday, February 26th from 8:15am to 12:00pm.  The morning starts out with a maple sugaring tour, where kids can learn how tree sap is transformed into syrup. After the tour, pancakes will be provided with Ipswich River maple syrup along with coffee, … Continue reading

Back to the 80’s! Remember these old gems?

Now that winter break is in full swing, I’ve started to get a bit nostalgic about the old days. As a kid growing up in the 80’s, there was nothing better than waking up on a Saturday morning with my little sister to eat a big bowl of Capn’ Crunch or Count Chocula and turn … Continue reading

What Are You Doing On February Vacation?

Hey guys, Now that the kiddies are off of school, you may be scrambling for some fun stuff to do outside. Here are a few ideas that you may want to check out! Snowman-making Record Attempt: On Wednesday, February 23rd from 12-3pm, BradleyPalmer State Park will be hosting an event to build the most snowmen … Continue reading