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.

Ski Deals for Thanksgiving Travel

by Sandra Foyt

As fall foliage fades and summer memories grow distant, I begin to dream of the next family vacation. Fortunately, the next trip is coming up soon as we celebrate an annual family tradition of Thanksgiving travel. This year we’re feeling especially grateful because resorts are […]

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Ski Camp Gives Kids an Extra Edge

by Sandra Foyt

Long before ski race teams meet for the first time on the slopes, young competitors prep for the season. Throughout the year, elite ski racers follow a weight training and exercise regimen to maintain top form. In the weeks preceding opening day at their  home ski […]

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L.L.Bean Bootmobile Kickstarts Outdoor Discovery

by Sandra Foyt

When the 31st Annual LarkFEST,  Upstate New York’s largest one-day street festival, returns to Albany on September 15th, it will feature a special appearance by the L.L. Bean Bootmobile. 2012 marks the 100th Anniversary of L.L.Bean and as part of its anniversary celebration L.L.Bean has created the L.L.Bean […]

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Cloudsplitter Gondola: Whiteface Without the White

by Cie McCullough Buschle

At 4,867 feet, Whiteface rounds out the top five of the highest High Peaks. The ski trails, first opened in 1956, average an annual snowfall of 200”. Close to 200,000 skiers visit Whiteface every year, home to the Alpine events in the 1980 Winter Olympics […]

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Surf Shop to Beach, Skimboard Tips to Go From Beginner to Pro

by Kayla Foyt

Maybe you’ve heard the term “skimboarding” or maybe you’ve seen it at the beach and mistaken it for surfing, but what exactly is this sport? Skimboarding dates back to the 1920s when a couple of life guards at Laguna Beach, CA picked up planks of […]

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Safe Boating Pledge Could Earn You the Best Prize Of All

by Guest Post

Dan Farkas returns with another PSA from the National Safe Boating Council, and a chance to win a great prize, all to encourage boating safety. Just think “Show and tell.” Is summer really half over already? Many parts of the country are seeing record high […]

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Hiking Safety Rules That Save Lives

by Tess Purvis

Getting lost can happen to anyone. Trails disappear, maps are wrong, and injuries happen. What you do BEFORE you even start out on the trail can save your life.  Just to be clear, I’m not talking about seven day, across the Andes hikes. These are […]

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Campsites In New York Offer Fun and Cheap Family Travel

by Sandra Foyt

Last weekend, kids across the USA discovered the joys of camping during the Great American Backyard Campout on June 23, 2012. But now that they’re hooked on the simple pleasures of exploring outdoors, where to go next? Finding the best campsites can take some trial […]

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Scaroon Manor Campground: An Adirondack Ghost Resort, Revived

by Lissa Jacobson

We recently visited Scaroon Manor Campground, located at Taylor’s Point on Schroon Lake in the Adirondacks of NYS, a few exits north of Lake George. Last year, in 2011, 60 campsites were added to a previously designated day-use only area. However, it’s not just a […]

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Unplug at the Great American Backyard Campout

by Sandra Foyt

Memorial Day Weekend means that summer is not far behind. Long, lazy days of summer when kids stay outdoors from dawn to dusk. If that isn’t your reality, maybe it’s time to register for the Great American Backyard Campout on June 23. In the last […]

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