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

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

The Active Dad App Review: AccuTerra Mobile

I’ve been meaning to write about this new app since I set up my new blog. During the fall, the family and I headed out for a hike up at Cardigan State Forest in New Hampshire. Not knowing the trail that well, and finding little information about maps of the park online, I decided to download … 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

The Active Dad Book Review: The Last of His Kind

Seeing how most of us are stuck at home these days from all the snow, here’s a great book that may help get you motivated to get outside! The Last of His Kind is a new book written by David Roberts about the life and times of Bradford Washburn. For anyone that’s been hiking up … Continue reading