Vermont Family Roadtrip!

Quick pit stop in Montpelier…check out our Vermont family fun blog, coming soon!

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

Work at the National Park Foundation – Press/Gov Affairs

The National Park Foundation, the charitable arm of America’s National Parks has some pretty cool new job openings in their Washington, DC office.  This is includes a public relations specialist job as well as a coordinator for government relations. Internships are also available. Check them out!

Extreme neighborhood sledding!

I’m thinking about calling a few buddies over to throw back a few beers and try to pull off something like this for my kids in the backyard. Sure the boys may flip over the edge or sled right out to the street, but who cares – it looks like fun! Who’s in?

The best internship on earth contest…

Okay, so the Sierra Club is running an amazing opportunity for high school graduates or college students to become an Outdoor Youth Ambassador intern. The job is in San Francisco where you spend the summer hiking, rafting and video blogging about your experiences. Best part is that you get a $2,500 stipend and $2,000 worth of … Continue reading

One of the best museums you’ve never been to….and it’s FREE!

Okay, so you can’t take the kids outdoors everyday…especially with the type of weather we’ve been having lately here in New England. But we stumbled upon what may be one of the most underrated museums that I’ve ever been to – and a new favorite spot for the boys! Upon the advice of my friend … Continue reading

Check The First Active Dad WebPoll!

Check out The Active Dad’s first new web poll! Tell us what you have planned for this upcoming week.

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

The New Active Dad Twitterfeed!

Hey everyone, Thanks again for visiting my blog. Today, I’ve added a new twitterfeed that will provide a bunch of new up-to-date information on fun outdoor family activities. Lots of stuff going on, from outdoor hikes at Breakheart Reservation to great snowshoe deals at Wachusett Mountain.  I hope that you will check some of these … Continue reading

My first blog post…

Hey everyone, welcome to my new blog! For years, I have been interested in setting up a site that is dedicated to outdoor family activities from a dad’s perspective. I hope you enjoy this little new experiment of mine. I’ve started this blog out of an obsession. For both myself and my wife, its important … Continue reading