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

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

Try a cool new way to camp…stay in a YURT!

About five years ago, I heard from a few colleagues at the state Department of Conservation and Recreation about how great it was to stay in a yurt and that the state should consider installing more of these across state parks in Massachusetts. Like many of you, I said to myself “what the #$%@ is … Continue reading