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Snowshoeing on Weir Hill

Adventures in Snowshoeing on Weir Hill

It’s hard to believe we were hiking in shorts and t-shirts just over a week ago, and today we romped with our snowshoes in six inches of snow. We watched the snow fall all day yesterday, hoping for that perfect mix of enough snowfall paired with a sunny post-storm morning. As soon as the kids woke up, they […]

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Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

2016 was a rather quiet year for us… though busier in some ways, with lots of milestones for the little ones. Addison turned six, started first grade, lost her first tooth, and had surgery to remove her tonsils and adenoids. She has a love of all things teal, American Girl dolls, and making art. The twins celebrated […]

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Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016!

Another year in the books… yet my blogging was lackluster this year, especially during the last few months. We had a lot more experiences than I posted online, so I have included them in our 2015 wrap up! We spent most of January and February snowshoeing because mother nature dumped an unprecedented nine feet of snow on […]

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5 Tips for Canoeing With Teens

5 Tips for Canoeing With Teens

Last week Kendra and I took 16 kids from our Outdoor Adventure Club canoeing in a local state forest. For most of the kids, it was their first time in a canoe. Like every other time we’ve taken kids canoeing, it was awesome! And thankfully, uneventful. I credit part of our good luck to these […]

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National Trails Day 2015

National Trails Day 2015 With Tubbs Snowshoes!

Every year on the first Saturday of June, thousands of people across the United States celebrate National Trails Day, an annual event organized by the American Hiking Society. This is a day for folks to hike on the over 200,000 miles of trails in the U.S., and show gratitude to the amazing volunteers who help build […]

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A Small Town Mystery

A Small Town Mystery

A few weeks ago, as the snow finally melted from the sidewalks, we were inspired to find adventure in the everyday by the Hike it Baby 30 Challenge. I started taking the kids on walks around our small town when we couldn’t make it to the trailhead. On our first walk, we found some peculiar graffiti […]

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Snowshoeing in Leominster State Forest

Snowshoeing in Leominster State Forest, Westminster, MA

Location: Leominster State Forest, Westminster, MA Date: February 18, 2015 Distance: 1 mile roundtrip Elevation Gain: 200 feet Our Hiking Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes roundtrip Trail Blaze: White Rectangles Difficulty: Easy Trail Map Freshman year of college I had the best roommate a girl could ask for – Amanda always had my back, and made sure we had invites to […]

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Noble View Snowshoeing

What Urban Teens Think About Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is a relatively new adventure for us. Though I had long been interested in the sport, it wasn’t until our students in the Outdoor Adventure Club asked me to take them snowshoeing that I found the time to learn. Two years ago I took a winter training workshop through the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Youth Opportunities […]

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JUNO 2015

Juno 2015 Was the Perfect Storm!

Well, winter has finally come to Massachusetts! Juno 2015 brought us over two feet of snow, and three snow days off from school last week. We spent the day of the storm safely tucked inside, playing games, cooking, making crafts, and napping. Once night had fallen, the storm had slowed down, and we’d put the kids to sleep, Kendra […]

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Harold Parker State Forest Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing in Harold Parker State Forest

Location: Harold Parker State Forest, North Andover, MA Date: January 25, 2015 Distance: 2.14 miles roundtrip Elevation Gain: 148 feet Our Hiking Time: 1 hour, 40 minutes roundtrip Trail Blaze: None Difficulty: Easy Trail Map Snow! We’ve looked at grass since Thanksgiving – our only snowstorm until this past weekend. With six inches of fresh powder on the […]

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