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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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Lake Conestee Nature Park

Hiking and Birdwatching at Lake Conestee Nature Park

We are down south for the holidays, and with the great weather, we couldn’t help but head out on a hike! Kendra’s parents and brother took us to a great little spot, the Lake Conestee Nature Park in Greenville, South Carolina, to birdwatch and explore with all of our little ones.  The history of the […]

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Finding Love in the Green Mountains

Finding Love in the Green Mountains

We took the kids hiking yesterday, hitting up one of our favorite trails from last summer – the Robert Frost Interpretive Trail in Ripton, Vermont. The trail is unique in that Robert Frost’s poetry is scattered throughout. It’s especially suited to kids because it’s a short loop (1 mile) with almost no elevation change, lots of […]

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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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Eight Family-Friendly Activities in Middlebury, VT

Eight Family-Friendly Activities in Middlebury, VT

We spent our summer living just outside of Middlebury, a little town of just over 8,000 people in the western part of Vermont. With three kids five and under, we spent a lot of time looking for fun kids’ activities. Here are our eight favorite family-friendly activities in Middlebury, Vermont. Explore the Downtown Shops and Galleries […]

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Island Line Rail Trail in Burlington, VT

Biking the Island Line Rail Trail in Burlington, VT

Don’t let the amount of time we took to ride this trail fool you – it was an easy ride peppered with lots of stops to see the beautiful sites, eat lunch, and enjoy ice cream at Burlington’s Waterfront Park. Kendra’s parents are visiting from South Carolina, so her dad (G-Dad), and her mom (Grandmama) came with […]

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Biking the Delaware & Hudson Rail Trail in VT

Kendra has a lot of homework for her summer classes. Mountains of reading and volumes of writing, which means she’s usually working while I am with the kids. This weekend she studied from home, so Addison and I went on an adventure while the twins were napping! We stopped at one of our new favorite spots for […]

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Robert Frost Interpretive Trail, Ripton, VT

Hiking the Robert Frost Interpretive Trail in Vermont

For several weeks this summer, we are up in Vermont while Kendra takes classes for another Masters. Because nerd. (Not that I am one to talk…) For the first summer in a long time, I am not working (aside from teaching online), so I am staying home with the kids. Oh. My. Goodness. I am tired. But […]

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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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