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

Let’s Go Sledding!

Hey guys, Over the weekend, Boston.com posted a blog about the 40 best places to sled in and around Boston. A few friends of the Active Dad Blog agreed with some of these sites, including Larz Anderson Park in Brookline due to its hills and Spy Pond in Arlington. Boston.com also managed to pick up … Continue reading