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Snowshoeing at Echo Lake State Park in Conway, NH

Ringing in 2016 in North Conway, New Hampshire

After a whirlwind Christmas, we decided on the spur of the moment to head to North Conway, New Hampshire for New Years. We spent the morning of December 31st packing up our snowshoeing gear and some overnight essentials, then piled into the car for what turned out to be a 3-hour drive. (There’s nothing like […]

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Hiking Mt. Monadnock in Jaffrey, NH

Hiking Mt. Monadnock in Jaffrey, NH

What better way to summit one of the most-hiked mountains in the world than by bringing 22 teenagers with you? With my wife and kids in South Carolina last week for their April vacation, I decided to take my other “kids,” from the outdoor club Kendra and I lead, hiking up Mt. Monadnock with the […]

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Pawtuckaway State Park, New Hampshire

Hiking: Getting Lost in Pawtuckaway State Park, NH

As more and more faculty members (and their kids) join the Outdoor Adventures Club on our excursions, I have been trying to find hikes that balance ease with high reward. With an age range of kids 3 months to 18 years old, this is not an easy task. I want the high school members of […]

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Mt. Kearsage, Warner, NH

Hiking Mt. Kearsarge, Warner, NH

It was blazing hot this past week. Every time I stepped outside, I lost at least 10 pounds in water weight. Moving even an inch caused a tidal wave of sweat to run off of my body. Not pleasant. This week the temperature dropped into the 60’s, so our friend Meg and I decided to […]

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Bradley Palmer State Park, Ipswich, MA

Hiking at Bradley Palmer State Park, Topsfield, MA

Sometimes you just gotta look for frogs. Last week I took Addie, my nephew Eoin, and niece Bria, hiking at Bradley Palmer State Park in Topsfield, MA. With over 700 acres laced with hiking trails, I thought it would be a fun place to explore. We were on a mission to find frogs and turtles. […]

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Addie checking out the water at Natural Bridge State Park.

Hiking at Natural Bridge State Park, North Adams, MA

Today we traveled across Massachusetts to North Adams, a small town nestled in the Berkshire mountains in the northwestern part of the state. Though our goal was to stop at the Museum of Contemporary Art, we were waylaid by Addison’s nap, and had to put off our visit until tomorrow. When she finally woke up, we had […]

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Addie riding in her Deuter Kid Comfort III

Morning Hike at Harold Parker State Forest

Kendra and I took Addison on a short hike in Harold Parker State Forest this morning. We drive by it everyday, yet we’ve never been. I can’t believe it took us this long to explore the forest! Unlike Weir Hill, there were very few people walking the trails. It’s also much bigger (over 3000 acres […]

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