Outdoors with Kids

Get kids outdoors, and the entire family reaps the benefits. Reconnect with Nature for better health, and because it’s fun too! Ideas for family adventures include hiking, biking, skiing, surfing, and so much more.

Dancing the Walkway Over the Hudson

by Sandra Foyt

Veni, vidi, vici. I came, I saw, and yes, I’ll say it, I conquered. My traveling companion, thirteen-year-old Alex and I, rose early on a stunningly bright Saturday morning with plans to take on a Guinness Book World Record. We joined our friend Traci, of […]

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Storming the Castle on the Bannerman Island Tour

by Sandra Foyt

Starting this week, it will be a little easier to visit the mysterious castle ruins seen from train windows on the Hudson lines. On May 4th, Bannerman Castle Trust will officially debut the new-to-them RV Estuary Steward, a 40′ by 12.5′ boat donated by the […]

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Dance to World Record on May 4th at the Walkway Over the Hudson

by Sandra Foyt

On Saturday, May 4th, the nonprofit organization Walkway Over the Hudson is going for a second Guinness World Record. Last year the Walkway organization broke the Guinness World Record for the world’s longest line of dancers doing the Hokey Pokey with over 2,500 participants. This year, […]

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High Falls Gorge, Stunning Adirondacks Waterfall

by Sandra Foyt

Mud season comes late in the Adirondacks, and lingers past the advent of spring blossoms in New York’s milder zones. From April to about mid-June, hikers are warned to avoid the wet and muddy high elevation trails. But with the temporary loss of trail access comes […]

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Lessons Learned at Mesa Verde National Park

by Sandra Foyt

A glass of wine, dusk on a serpentine road, and no barrier between said road and annihilation don’t mix. That’s one of those lessons learned when exploring America’s grand national park system. The year was 2009, and I was a mom on a mission, traveling […]

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Stowe – A Sweet Family Ski Resort

by Sandra Foyt

The last race of our winter season brought us back to Stowe Mountain Resort in Vermont for the Sugar Slalom. History and tradition come alive at the festive weekend event, a 70-plus annual event that pits serious athletes side-by-side revelers dressed in tutus and banana […]

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Copper Mountain Caters to Ski Athletes (and their Families!)

by Sandra Foyt

While most ski resorts wait for snow to cover trails, Copper Mountain in Colorado welcomes the U.S. Ski Team to train at a speed center described as a “game changer for U.S. athletes.” Though this is undoubtably of benefit to World Cup contenders and Olympic […]

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What Makes Keystone a Great Family Ski Resort?

by Sandra Foyt

Many mountain destinations offer deals and attractions that appeal to young skiers, but Keystone sets the benchmark for family ski resorts. While it may be enough to offer one of the best Kids Ski Free programs in the industry, Keystone goes above and beyond in […]

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20 Ideas for Winter Fun

by Sandra Foyt

Snow on the forecast? I say, “Bring it on!” Dropping temperatures and snow-laden landscapes offer new opportunities to create special family memories. But in the weeks following the solstice, daylight hours are in short supply as is time for  outdoor play.  To counter the temptation […]

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Liftopia Ski Deals

by Sandra Foyt

If you would rather head to the ski slopes than the mall, you might appreciate Liftopia’s Lift Ticket Sale: more than 200 resorts are offering ski deals throughout the season with savings of up to 86% on lift tickets, rentals, lessons, dining credits, and other mountain activities. […]

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