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Hiking at Harold Parker State Forest in Andover, MA

Hiking: Harold Parker State Forest, Andover, MA

Spring is here! Finally! Not that we minded the winter, or all the opportunities we had to go snowshoeing – but one of the best things about living in New England are the seasons. Just when you’ve had enough of one, another pops up and refreshes your spirit. With temps in the mid-50′s, and clear […]

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Lowell State Forest Lowell MA

Hiking: Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborogh State Forest, Lowell, MA

Thursday was a very welcome first day of spring. As much as we’ve enjoyed the extended snowshoeing season, we’re excited to return to hiking in t-shirts and shorts! Addie and I celebrated the beautiful 50 degree weather by going on a hike with our friend Jenn and her daughter Abby. Addie adores Abby – she […]

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Snowshoeing in the Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough State Forest

Snowshoeing: Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsborough State Forest, Dracut, MA

With temps close to 50 degrees on Thursday, I couldn’t resist taking the twins for their first snowshoeing adventure! Luckily, I had some great company – our friends Jenn and Pat, and their daughter Abby, were not only willing to join us, but Jenn carried one of the twins for me, which made it possible […]

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Vale Reservation, Andover, MA-19

Snowshoeing: 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: 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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Carter Hill - North Andover, MA

Hiking: Carter Hill, North Andover, MA

Last weekend Addie and I had a mission – to make our first video gear review. We needed a quiet place to hike so we could film without excess noise. I also wanted to try out a new hiking spot, so we settled on Carter Hill. It ended up being the perfect spot for a […]

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Addie feeding the hens at Appleton Farms, Ipswich, MA

Meet the Cows at Appleton Farms in Ipswich, MA!

Addie loves milk more than almost anything else – food or drink. She must get it from me. As a kid I easily drank two gallons per week. Our fridge was perpetually out of milk because I had just topped off two glasses during dinner or chugged a glass with my snack. Additionally, we both […]

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Trail Marker at Woodchuck Hill in North Andover, MA

Hiking: Woodchuck Hill, North Andover, MA

Let me dispel any preconceived notions – the Woodchuck Hill hike has neither woodchucks, nor is it a hill. The actual hill is located in the center of a sub-division. Instead of climbing it, we walked near the hill, through a small portion (approx. 165 acres) of Harold Parker State Forest that is unattached to […]

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Ava, Cole, Addie and Ty celebrate making it to the top of West Rattlesnake Mountain in Holderness, NH

Hiking: West Rattlesnake Mountain via Old Bridle Path, Holderness, NH

This is my third year running the Outdoor Adventures Club at the high school where I teach. (I actually started the club three years ago as a way to fill the void left by no longer coaching the rowing team.)¬†Though it is one of the more popular clubs at school, I have found it difficult […]

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