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HAPPY TRAILS

Hike, bike or stroll at these 15 mom-recommended parks

Lums Pond State Park, Bear, DE

Lums Pond State Park, Bear, DE

A  hike, bike ride or stroller walk can burn calories and refresh our spirits. Enjoy nature with the kids at these parks, suggested by MetroKids moms.

A Few Tips

Let your child set the pace. Shorter distances are better for younger hikers.

Make frequent stops.

Bring healthy snacks & water.

• When hiking with very young children, wear a child carrier or backpack to carry them when they get tired.

Use bug spray with no more than 10%-30% concentration of DEET.

• Stay on trails to avoid poison ivy and snakes.


Carol Anne Pagliotti is a freelance writer and former calendar editor of MetroKids.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delaware
Alapocas Run State Park, Wilmington
Brecknock Park, Camden

Glasgow Regional Park, Wilmington
Lums Pond State Park, Bear
Trap Pond State Park, Laurel

New Jersey
Barclay Farmstead, Cherry Hill
Cooper River Park, Pennsauken

Croft Farm, Cherry Hill
Laurel Acres Park, Mount Laurel
Washington Lake Park, Sewell

Pennsylvania
Fairmount Park, Philadelphia
Pennypack Trust, Huntingdon Valley
Ridley Creek State Park, Media

Tyler State Park, Newtown
Wissahickon Valley Park, Philadelphia
 

Aug 2, 2012 04:56 pm
 Posted by  Suz

Also a great park is the Castle Playground in Doylestown,Pa.

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