In a bit of spring cleaning, I recently realized that I didn’t share the top posts of the past year as I usually do in January. It’s an interesting list, so even though it’s belated, here are the family outdoors highlights of 2013: the posts that were read and shared most widely.
Top 10 posts written in 2013:
11 Great Family Hikes Near Waterfalls, Rivers, and Lakes
How Heavy Should My Child’s Backpack Be?
Upcoming Maple Syrup Festivals, Tours, and Children’s Events (Out of date now, of course, but it might give you ideas for next year.)
Snow Science: Fun Ways to Explore Snowflakes with Kids
How to Poop Anywhere, for Newly Potty-Trained Kids
Cool Plants for Kids: 8 that Explode, Eat Bugs, or Stick to You
Philadelphia for Families: 5 Great Hiking, Biking, and Paddling Spots
Family-Friendly Campgrounds with Waterfront Boat Rentals
Teaching Kids How to Avoid Getting Lost, and What to Do If It Happens
Cut Your Own Christmas Tree Top posts from previous years: 8 Classic Fall Hikes and Rambles with Kids in the White Mountains Teaching Kids Cross-Country Skiing 10 Great Appalachian Trail Hikes with Kids Signing My “Fairy Princess” Up for Soccer, Perhaps Too Soon Up: A Mother and Daughter’s Peakbagging Adventure 10 Fun Fall Activities with Kids Simple Winter Tree Activities for Kids 12 Great Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids Gift Ideas for Outdoor Families Early-Season Family Hikes in the Catskills and Hudson Valley Get tips on raising the next generation of outdoor enthusiasts in Great Kids, Great Outdoors and find trip ideas in AMC’s community for families, Kids Outdoors .