Baby Lobsters and Horseshoe Crabs

On a recent vacation to Mount Desert Island, Maine we stopped by the The Mount Desert Oceanarium.  We are a mountain-dwelling inland family, so we were searching for a family friendly interactive nature museum to introduce Alden to marine life, and this is about all you can find in the area.  It’s advertised in all the…

Secret Nature in Newtown

Last weekend while visiting family in Connecticut, we ventured out to one of Andrew’s childhood hiking spots.  This little gem of conservation land is nestled among the busy streets and neighborhoods in Newtown, Connecticut.  First we drove along the northern edge of the property on Orchard Hill Road as Andrew tried to remember where to…

Boat Float

A few weeks ago we headed out to Lake Tarleton in Piermont and Warren, New Hampshire (PDF Map).  Just getting there was an adventure because recent torrential rains had washed out several roads in the region.  When we turned onto Route 25C, a road block caused us to try some back roads to get around, but…

Heart Hike

On the weekend before last,  we ventured to Charlotte Vermont to Mount Philo State Park.  Lindsay’s friends Jamie, Matt, and Rylan were hosting the 2nd Heart Hike fundraiser for Boston Children’s Hospital.  You can learn more about miracle baby Rylan here: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/rylansheart. We arrived on a sunny morning and met the group in the parking lot…

Pedal Through the Notch

Last weekend we wanted to go for a bike ride.  Alden has, just this spring, figured out how much fun bike riding is and we wanted to give him the experience of riding a long distance, instead of just circling around in our dirt driveway.  He hasn’t quite mastered going down hills and using his…

Moose Tracks and Coyote Scat

We had some important bike purchasing to do in Plymouth, NH at Rhino Bike Works on the weekend before last (get ready for some bike blogs!), and stopped off in the White Mountain National Forest for a short walk afterwards.  We decided to check out Peaked Hill Pond via the Peaked Hill Pond Trail.  The…

Lone Oak on a Hill Hike

Last weekend, Andrew found a fun place for all of us to hike that he remembered reading about on 1 Happy Hiker’s blog: Lackie Lone Oak Trail.  This private property is under conservation easement with the Upper Valley Land Trust in Bath, NH.  There is parking for 1-2 cars off Abbott Ave (which is off of 135) next…