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21 Aug
A Place to Play With Friends: Lincolnville, MidCoast Maine

A Place to Play With Friends: Lincolnville, MidCoast Maine

Last time we were visiting MidCoast Maine, we stayed at Camden Hills State Park and found ourselves driving south on many days, exploring Camden, Rockland, Bath, and Boothbay. One afternoon, after a very busy day, we decided to take a drive to the north. To be honest, the boys were probably asleep in the car, and we most likely had time to kill. However it happened, we ended up in Lincolnville which has one of those main streets that you can miss while blinking (or checking the GPS). A short stretch of sidewalk includes a few restaurants, a... Read More
13 Aug
A Perfect Day in Crawford Notch, New Hampshire

A Perfect Day in Crawford Notch, New Hampshire

If you have only one day to spend in Crawford Notch State Park, then it can be a pretty tricky feat figuring out what you will do with it. In the course of a five minute conversation with any of the locals, we were told at least seven things that we just could not miss. There are beautiful waterfalls and stunning views galore and, quite frankly, you don’t have to work very hard to enjoy many of them. So here is our guide to the perfect day in Crawford Notch. Bring a couple of changes of clothes for everyone, because you are going to get wet.... Read More
24 Jul
Blaster Boats and Old Goats: Clark’s Trading Post, Lincoln NH

Blaster Boats and Old Goats: Clark’s Trading Post, Lincoln NH

During our ten days of hiking, swimming, and kayaking in the White Mountains of New Hampshire we found it surprisingly easy to avoid crowds.  In fact, our family often found itself alone while exploring lakes, rivers, and trails.  These places were not off the beaten path. Sometimes they were just off the interstate.  So if your family wants to experience outdoor adventure without suffocating summer crowds, then this might be the place for you. But the White Mountains are also filled with family-friendly attractions and amusement parks.... Read More
22 Jul
Two Hikes and a Swim: Artist’s Bluff, Bald Mountain, and Echo Lake (Franconia State Park, New Hampshire)

Two Hikes and a Swim: Artist’s Bluff, Bald Mountain, and Echo Lake (Franconia State Park, New Hampshire)

On our second day in Franconia Notch, we were excited to see more of the mountains. However, we also knew we had to take it a little easy with the kids since the day before had been relatively long and physically demanding for our three young children. This is a regular pattern for us during our travels. We like to alternate busy days with more relaxed days to make sure the boys never hit the ’tilt and meltdown’ point. We went looking for two types of activities… A short, rewarding hike A great swim …and we found them... Read More
20 Jul
Campground Review: Lincoln/Woodstock KOA (White Mountains, NH)

Campground Review: Lincoln/Woodstock KOA (White Mountains, NH)

Are you looking for the perfect base camp for your next White Mountains adventure?  If so, then look no further than the Lincoln/Woodstock KOA.  We recently spent six nights at this campground and were incredibly impressed by its facilities and activities, and its layout and location.  In short, we pretty much loved every inch of this near-perfect KOA.  Here are some of the highlights: I found myself wandering into the camp store every morning to either browse the shelves, restock our supplies, or pick up maps and information for our... Read More
18 Jul
A Perfect First Day in the White Mountains: Franconia Notch State Park

A Perfect First Day in the White Mountains: Franconia Notch State Park

It always takes us a day or two to get the lay of the land when we arrive in a new location. I find that I can do all the research in the world, but we don’t really get a good feel for a place until we drive around a bit and chat with the locals and other guests at the campground. The White Mountains of New Hampshire can be daunting simply on account of how many amazing places there are to see and how much there is to do. We were staying in the southern part of Franconia Notch, near Lincoln, so we decided to start our explorations... Read More
15 Jul
Cape Cod Family Trip Planner: Beaches, Biking, Baseball, and More!

Cape Cod Family Trip Planner: Beaches, Biking, Baseball, and More!

Planning a trip to Cape Cod? We spent a magical week there this summer and can’t wait to return. Here is our list of suggestions for where to stay, what to eat, and how to have tons of family fun. Where to Stay   A great campground at a great price with super-clean facilities. Direct access to the Cape Cod Bike Trail. Where to Eat and Drink   Get in line early for Cape Cod’s best breakfast splurge. The Glazed Old Fashioned? Yum. Buy enough for your whole trip. Then buy some more to bring home. We love the Wellfleet Blend... Read More

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