fun things to do with kids

Have a Blast! at Rock of Ages Granite Quarry, Vermont

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Vermont is known as the Green Mountain State, but what lies under those mountains? At the Rock of Ages quarry, just outside of Barre, you can get a chance to see. Back in 1885 a man named George B. Milne opened a granite manufacturing business. […]

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Philadelphia’s US Mint Shows You The Money

by Gina Martin

On a recent road trip to Philadelphia with my family, I attended a behind-the-scenes sneak peek tour of the US Mint, the largest coin manufacturer in the world. The re-designed public tour, which is free, opens July 3, 2012. I was able to also go […]

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Say Cheese! in Cabot, Vermont

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Drive through anywhere in Vermont and you will notice two things: there are lots of mountains and there are lots of cows. With such beautiful surroundings, it’s no wonder those cows make some of the World’s Best Cheese. Back in 1919 a group of ninety-four […]

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Strolling Down Church Street Marketplace: Burlington, Vermont

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Stuck in a too small hotel room with two kids and two dogs? Not a problem in Burlington, Vermont! Part shopping mall, part street festival, Church Street Marketplace  is one of the best reasons to visit Burlington Vermont. Four blocks of Church Street, right in […]

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Museum Membership Has Its (Reciprocal) Privileges

by Gina Martin

When we visited the Schenectady Museum of Science this spring, I signed us up for a family museum membership. At only $65 for a whole year, we get free admission to the museum and four planetarium show tickets for use any time, which is a […]

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Quintessential Vermont: Burger Night at Bread and Butter Farm

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Heading up near Burlington? Make sure to take a side trip for a Friday or Monday Burger Night at Bread and Butter Farms in Shelburne! The owners of Bread and Butter Farm hold fast to the idea that healthy grows from the soil up. The grass […]

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Finding Fun Among the Ruins: Fort Crown Point, NY

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Hills of grass rippling with the breeze surrounding a centuries old stone stronghold guarding an international waterway. England? Scotland? Wales? No. Not Ireland, not France, not Spain. Fort Crown Point in New York. Fort Crown Point, 14 miles north of Ticonderoga, has been a militarily […]

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Fun and Learning at Boston’s Museum of Science

by Cie McCullough Buschle

On our recent trip out to Boston we made time for a stop at the Museum of Science. Originally established as the Boston Society of Natural History in 1830, the modern MoS has over 500 interactive exhibits and over 100 animals. It started as a […]

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Up Close and Personal with the Fish at New England Aquarium

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Once home to the world’s largest aquarium tank, New England Aquarium still has plenty to boast about. There is a shark and ray touch tank, a tidal pool exhibit for touching and handling various sea creatures, an outdoor seal exhibit, and of course, an abundant […]

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Cruising Boston Harbor with Boston’s Best Cruises

by Cie McCullough Buschle

Out in Boston Harbor, overlooked by most visitors in favor of the history and sports teams the great city has to offer, lie a group of 34 islands, all part of the National Park System. The Boston Harbor Islands have beaches, hiking trails, lighthouses, camping, […]

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