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

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 wood and tried skating along the surface of the water….

Campsites In New York Offer Fun and Cheap Family Travel
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Campsites In New York Offer Fun and Cheap Family Travel

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 and error, and a little soul-searching. Not every family is…

Scaroon Manor Campground: An Adirondack Ghost Resort, Revived
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Scaroon Manor Campground: An Adirondack Ghost Resort, Revived

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 campground – there is some significant history here. The land…

Get Out and Hike Vroman’s Nose with Kids
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Get Out and Hike Vroman’s Nose with Kids

It’s hard to miss Vroman’s Nose; the distinctive protuberance is a landmark of Schoharie County. Named after Adam Vroman, a Dutch settler who purchased 1000 acres from the Schoharie Indians in the early 1700s, the mountain rewards the hiker with a spectacular view for very little effort – a winning combination for young hikers. Vroman’s…

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Baby animals, cider donuts and trail mix

We’ve been going out to Indian Ladder Farm’s Baby Animal Days since we had a baby to bring. Our photos albums are filled with pictures of kids and little farm animals. In one, a small Lucy gingerly holds out one finger, petting a baby chick. Years later, she is holding Elliot as he does the…

Cruising Boston Harbor with Boston’s Best Cruises
Family Travel | Outdoor Education

Cruising Boston Harbor with Boston’s Best Cruises

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, and a Civil War-era fort. A few islands are reachable…