Getting the whole family outside and active is easy if parents know where to go and how to travel there. This new, must-have guide from the Appalachian Mountain Club features 100 outdoor destinations where families can enjoy successful day trips and outings, whether hiking, biking, paddling, playing, swimming, or simply running around. Written by parents and tested by kids, Outdoors with Kids Boston offers information about driving directions, parking information, fees, snacks, and bathrooms, as well as whether a location is stroller friendly or if swimming or camping is allowed. With tips and tricks, safety and planning information, educational activity ideas, and a simple-to-use format, this guide is the ideal resource for busy parents.
About the Author
MacKinnon is a journalist, editor, and mother. Her work has appeared in the Boston Globe and many other Massachusetts area publications.
"This is an extraordinarily extensive, easy-to-use, eye-opening guide to every outdoor family activity one could imagine in and around Boston! Foley MacKinnon has done the work—all we have to do is have the fun!"
- Joyce Kulhawik, Emmy-Award winning arts and entertainment critic, JoycesChoices.com
"We all need to get outside. This extraordinary guide shows us where, when, and how to experience our surroundings with our kids. It's a keeper!"
- Deirdre Wilson, Senior editor of the Boston Parents Paper and author of The Lobster Kids' Guide to Exploring Boston (Lobster Press, 2001)
"I can't wait to crisscross the state with my family using Outdoor with Kids as our guide."
- Carrie Wattu, Editor, Baystateparent Magazine