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Top 5 Family-Friendly Outdoor Activities

Life is full of daily activities that keep you running from one point to the next. However, carving out time for some of the activities that get the blood pumping and the heart racing is a little bit harder to do. Finding time to be active as a family is important, not only for your health but for your relationships as well. Here are a few outside activities you can do to keep your family active. Picnic at the park – Pack a healthy lunch and hit up one of the local parks for the afternoon. There is no better way to get your family up and moving. This is a great way to bond and have a conversation that doesn’t consist of text messages and emails. Once you finish eating, the rest of the time can consist hitting the ball around, playing at the playground, or simply chasing your kids around for a game of tag. Either way the whole family gets some exercise and some time to connect with each other. Take a bike ride – This is such a great way to experience the outdoors with the whol...

 


Outdoor Ideas For the Whole Family

It’s no surprise in this hectic, fast paced life that we live for the weekends. In fact, sometimes it seems like that is all we do. It’s the only way we get to experience down time from our jobs and the stress of a busy family life. It’s important to find time to connect with one another in a fun, lighthearted way and making weekend plans with your family is one surefire way to do that. So what are some unique, fun things you can do to get away and have some family time? Visit a local museum – Hit up a local museum for a day full of family fun and learning. Some museums are so big that you can’t possibly see everything in one day but it will definitely be a way to keep you on your feet and moving. Museums are always adding and changing the setup so don’t worry if you’ve been there before. The whole family will benefit by learning something different and will be able to walk away with a newfound respect for history. It’s a great way to learn, ha...

 


Two Great Ways to Get Out of the House: Hiking & Biking

In this fast paced life we don’t often stop to smell the roses or pause to reflect on how beautiful this world really is. There are many benefits to getting outside, breathing in some fresh air, and taking in the nature around us. This is especially true for busy families who barely have time to eat dinner together. Two activities that can pull a family together and get them moving are hiking and biking. Not only will you get some great exercise, but also you will be able to connect with your family again and strengthen those relationships. Not only that, but both hiking and biking have some fantastic benefits. Great cardio – We all know how important it is to incorporate exercise into a daily/weekly routine, but this is sometimes hard to stick to especially for busy families. However both hiking and biking are wonderful ways to get that important workout without having to visit a gym every night. Both are wonderful for your cardiovascular system. Your blood gets pumping and all th...

 


Valley Forge: The Place to Cure Cabin Fever

(NewsUSA) – Valley Forge and Montgomery County, Pa., were the site of, arguably, the most famous winter in history, when the Continental Army hunkered down amid harsh conditions, limited supplies and low morale. Fortunately, things have perked up a lot since then. Today, when the cold and snow weather sets in, the area comes alive with a variety of outdoor activities that ensure not only rosy cheeks but plenty of memories built with family and friends. Downhill skiers flock to Spring Mountain Adventures, Schwenksville, which offers top-notch schussing within a commute that takes a matter of minutes, not hours. The 535-foot mountain hosts skiing, snowboarding and tubing, down nine trails serviced by six lifts. A full array of lessons is available, catering to all levels of expertise. Apres ski options include a lodge where adventurers can ease their tired muscles while enjoying a fresh slice of pizza in front of a roaring fireplace. To kick up the luxury a notch, the nearby Woodside Lodge offers overnig...

 


There’s a Reason They Call it “The Great Outdoors”

(NewsUSA) – The world has changed -; Wii has replaced “Wheeeee!” Tweeting is no longer for the birds, and Blackberries aren’t for picking on a warm summer afternoon. Kids today spend twice as much time indoors than their counterparts two decades ago. But technology can be a great ally for families who want to spend more time in nature. NatureFind, National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) recently redesigned and re-launched online search tool, helps modern kids discover old-fashioned outdoor fun. NatureFind (www.nwf.org/naturefind) is a part of NWF’s Be Out There campaign, a mom-led movement to raise happier, healthier children with a lifelong appreciation for nature. NatureFind users can search by city, state or zip code to access outdoor adventures nationwide, including nature activities and events, trails, aviaries, wildlife preserves, regional parks, zoos and campsites. With NatureFind, families get detailed information that will help them explore nature up to 500 mile...

 




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