Warmer weather means lots of opportunities for active family time, from taking a walk around the block to longer outings. While some children need no encouragement to get outside to start exploring, others might need a little incentive.
Aviva Goldfarb, of the PBS Parents Kitchen Explorers, drums up enthusiasm for outdoor hikes in her children by suggesting they all “go climb some rocks” rather than “go for a hike.” She also has her children help prepare trail-mix that will serve as a special mid-hike snack. Find the recipe she follows here, along with other tips about preparing for a successful hiking trip.
Wisconsin has numerous parks and trails that are great for weekend exploring, from the Sugar River State Trail in Green County, to Devil’s Lake State Park in Sauk County, to the Apostle Island National Lakeshore in Bayfield County and beyond. Visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website for a list of county parks, trails and forests to explore.