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Vale Reservation, Andover, MA-19

Snowshoeing at Vale Reservation, Andover, MA

We were hit with a surprise snowstorm Saturday which left us with five inches of fresh powder. Coupled with Sunday’s sunshine, conditions were perfect for a jaunt through the woods on snowshoes. Addie and I met my friend Jenn and her daughter Abby at Vale Reservation in Andover, MA. We entered the reservation from the […]

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Mazurenko Farm, North Andover, MA

Snowshoeing at Mazurenko Farm, North Andover, MA

With nearly two feet of fresh snow on the ground, Addie and I decided to hit the trail this weekend with our friends Sara and Kate. Continuing our quest to check out local trails, we explored Mazurenko Farm in North Andover, MA. This 104 acre conservation area abuts Reas pond, and includes two fields that are […]

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Snowshoeing the Boulder Loop Trail in Albany, NH

Ringing in 2014: Outdoor Fun in New Hampshire

When it comes to New Year’s Eve, Kendra and I prefer quiet celebration, so when our friends Meg and Marcy invited us to spend the holiday in a cottage in the woods of New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest, we jumped at the opportunity. Meg booked us two cabins at Sunnybrook Cottages, a small, family […]

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Snowshoeing at Harold Parker State Forest

Snowshoeing at Harold Parker State Forest, Andover, MA

Yesterday Addie and I walked around our yard, admiring the first signs of spring – plants beginning to shoot up from the ground, birds singing, and the last little piles of melting snow. Tomorrow is the first day of spring. All signs point to warmer weather. Yet, mother nature clearly isn’t ready for winter to […]

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Noble View Winter Hiking, Russell, MA

Snowshoeing at AMC’s Noble View Outdoor Center, Russell, MA

Like most of the kids in my urban hometown, I did not grow up communing with nature. As an adult, I have come to seek refuge in the outdoors, and spend a great deal of time hiking and camping. Knowing how much I have benefitted from hanging out in nature, last year I started an […]

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