Hiking and Biking

A Treasure Hunt and Hike

I love the Fall. The leaves, the chill in the air, I love it all. I recently spent a few days with my mother up in the Berkshires and went for some breathtaking hikes. Even though it was past peak leaf-viewing time, I enjoyed every moment hiking in the woods.

Hop On the Walking School Bus

I am always looking for ways to get my kids outside to run around, blow off some steam, and get fresh air. But sometimes that is easier said than done—from busy school schedules to homework, our time is always scarce. Plus, we live in New York City in an apartment with no backyard, so spending… read more…

Fall Hiking

According to a study from the Kaiser Family Foundation, the average American child spends up to six hours a day staring at some kind of electronic screen and as little as four to seven minutes in unstructured outdoor play. These trends have been blamed for doubling childhood obesity in the past 20 years and adding… read more…

Kids’ Fall Outdoor Scavenger Hunt

I love September. The trees start to change. There is a chill in the air. But most of all, we have a lull on the weekends before my kids’ all-consuming ice hockey season begins in October. So I grabbed the opportunity this Sunday to get my family outside and spend a little time exploring nature…. read more…

Leaving NYC for a mountaintop experience

Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature Deficit Disorder, makes a compelling argument that children aren’t spending enough unstructured time in nature He claims our kids are so plugged into television and video games that they are no longer in touch with the outdoors. This in turn contributes… read more…

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