Best Hikes with Kids: Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine

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The Mountaineers Books, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 285 pages
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* More than 80 short hikes suitable for families* Hikes range in length from less than a mile to nearly 6 miles, with optional turn-around points* Handy sidebars with information on animals, plants, geology, and fun activities for kids to do on the hike* Special emphasis on trail highlights with kid appeal* Graphic, two-color layout provides key data at a glance Search for frogs and turtles in a pond, stay in a cabin, visit a nature center, see waterfalls, or discover abundant wildlife. Best Hikes with Kides Vermont, New Hampshire, & Maine includes these activiites for kids centered around trails that they can do and enjoy. Each outing in this guidebook highlights points of interest and opportunities for learning about nature on the trail. The hikes range in length from 1 to 6 miles round-trip, are rated easy to difficult for children, and feature optional turn-around points for tired feet.
  

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Page 17 - Instead of picking a wildflower, your child can smell it, examine the petals under a magnifying glass, or take a photograph. Binoculars, as well, focus attention on soaring birds or far horizons. Such equipment retains its appeal when it is reserved just for special outings. One of the greatest gifts we can give our children is to instill in them a respect for the...
Page 22 - Ten Essentials" may avert disaster. 1. Extra clothing. It may rain, the temperature may drop, or wading may be too tempting to pass up. Be sure to include rain gear, extra shoes and socks (especially a pair of shoes that can be used for wading), a warm sweater, and a hat and light gloves. 2. Extra food. Extra high-energy snacks are essential for active children and adults. Carry sufficient water in canteens and fanny packs in case no suitable source is available on the trail. 3. Sunglasses. Look...
Page 17 - take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints, and kill nothing but time." Children old enough to distinguish safe garbage from potentially harmful trash can be encouraged to pick up the litter of previous hikers as well. Younger children are more likely than older ones to act recklessly and without concern for the environment and its inhabitants. Offering desirable options rather than simply forbidding certain...
Page 36 - All the money raised through this program stays in the WMNF and is used for repair and maintenance of trails and facilities such as shelters, wildlife habitat enhancements, resource conservation, interpretation, and signs. You will need a parking pass in your vehicle when you leave it unattended while visiting the WMNF in a signed area. A pass is not required in areas where site-specific fees are charged, such as at national forest campgrounds. You have...

About the author (2007)

EMILY KERR and her husband have two little boys who they take on regular hiking excursions throughout New England. They live in Exeter, New HampshireTHOMAS LEWIS are also the co-author of Best Hikes with Children in the Catskills and Hudson River Valley, 2nd Edition.CYNTHIA COPELAND is also the co-author of Best Hikes with Children in the Catskills and Hudson River Valley, 2nd Edition.

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