Going for a hike (or "hike," depending on the age of your children), is an easy way to get out of the house with not too much preparation. Just make sure you have some water, snacks, and some sunscreen, and you're good to go!
Since our kiddos are still pretty small, we decided to take a "hike" out to a local waterfall--Bridal Veil Falls. It's paved, relatively level, and pretty well shaded. Plus, it's a nice short one with a decent payoff at the end that the kids would enjoy.
There's even a pond right at the base of the falls full of fish that you can feed!
On our way back to the car the kids got to play in the sparkling, FRIGID, runoff from the falls.
Oh--and I would hate to forget the NASTY spider we discovered on this fabulous bridge.
So what are you waiting for!?
GO TAKE A HIKE!
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