Trail Etiquette: MUD SEASON

Sarah Lamagna

April showers bring May… mud? Wait, that’s not the saying, is it? April showers might bring blooms come May, but it also brings a ton of mud on the trail. For those of us in New England, we’re no strangers to rainy springs. Spring is always welcomed after the dreary days of winter but with it comes ticks, mosquitos, allergies, and (you guessed it) mud! Mud can be really fun, though. If you’re anything like my kid, you can spend hours in the mud making mud pies, getting trucks dirty (then cleaning them up at the carwash), and making “chocolate”...

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Best Adventure Apps for Kids

Sarah Lamagna

Most parents like to bring their kids out into nature to get them away from screens. And, rightly so. There has been study after study about the negative effects of screen time and growing brains. But what would you say if I told you that not only should you bring your phone on an outdoor adventure with your kids but that it’s essential?

Hear me out…

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What to Pack for a Winter Adventure

Sarah Lamagna

Now that the Winter Solstice has come and gone, the days are getting longer but the temperatures are still hovering around freezing. There’s at least a few more months of cold weather and potential snowstorms ahead of us so there’s no sense in staying indoors. But anyone who has children in their lives knows that getting kids outside can be a real chore during this season. It might even make you question whether you should head out into the wintry wonderland.  But I’m here to tell you to DO IT. You won’t regret it. You just need the right gear...

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Winter Layering Must-Haves

Sarah Lamagna

Just because daylight diminishes and temperatures drop doesn’t mean your outdoor adventuring needs to stop. All you need is a good attitude and the right gear! Winter is one of the best times to venture outside and discover the true riches of nature. You’ll hear critters scurrying underneath the snow and the whispers of the trees blowing in the wind. And if you have the right layers for your kiddos, you won’t hear any complaining (alright, maybe you’ll hear some complaining but that’s natural).  What exactly are these layers, you ask? They’re actually the same throughout any season but they...

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