Fun Lists
from trekaroo family travelers


updated at June 26 2015

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"Family Friendly Hikes in Pittsburgh"

great spots to take the family for a leisurely stroll or a rigorous hike in and around Pittsburgh, PA!

1. North Park
2. Schenley Park
3. Townsend Park
See all 4 items in list...

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updated at June 25 2015

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"Places to Take Young Children on a Hike in the DC Metro Area"

I currently have two preschoolers. We have fun hiking together, and I believe that it is important to take them out and enjoy nature on a regular basis.

One of my preschoolers likes hiking and is always running up to see what lies around the next corner. My other preschooler drags his feet, holds my hand so that I have to pull him up the hills that  we encounter and stops at every creek to toss a couple rocks in the water.

I rarely attempt hikes more than 2 miles with my kids - it's just too much. Anything less than a mile is a "walk" for us. Anything between 1 and 2 miles is a "hike."

1. C&O Canal National Historic Park Hiking Trails
2. Scotts Run Nature Preserve Hiking Trails
3. National Arboretum
See all 17 items in list...

updated at June 24 2015

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"Chicago Suburban Hiking Gems"

When thinking about the Chicago suburbs, images of idyllic nature preserves do not immediately come to mind. As we have explored, we have discovered that that the Chicago suburbs are actually full of sites for magical hikes allowing families to marvel at the splendors of nature without going too far. Here are our favorite natural gems in the Chicago suburbs and be sure to check out more about each of our favorite places to find peace in nature here: http://www.alittletimeandakeyboard.com/2015/06/chicago-suburbs-hiking.html

1. Crabtree Nature Center
2. Spring Valley Nature Center
3. Cantigny Park
See all 15 items in list...

updated at June 23 2015

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"Family-Friendly Hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area"

Places and spaces for hiking with kids in the San Francisco Bay Area

1. Rancho San Antonio County Park
2. Hidden Villa Ranch
3. Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
See all 15 items in list...

updated at June 22 2015

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"Missouri's Family Friendly Waterparks"

MO fun in the sun

1. Big Surf Waterpark
2. Coco Keys Indoor Waterpark
3. Timber Falls Indoor Waterpark
See all 5 items in list...