New England has a lot to offer so it’s no surprise that it’s one of the top outdoor tourist destinations in the country. It sees many people traversing its land each year, and many are there specifically seeking outdoor adventure. And, with families spearheading the need to get outdoors with their little ones, there are places a-plenty for exploring with littles of all ages. Whether you live here or are simply traveling through, Hiking with Kids New England offers up new and exciting adventures for parents and their elementary school-age kids alike.
Organized around location, for ease of knocking out all of those “bucket list” places, the book features 40-50 easily accessible day hike locations, with each hike featuring a color photo and a map. As is standard with FalconGuides, all the basic information—from trailhead GPS to best times to go to fees and contacts—will be there, along with trail descriptions geared directly for the kids. The book’s handy “Best Hikes For” chart in the beginning will identify the best hikes for water features, historic geographic features, views, cool flora/fauna, and more.
Hiking with Kids New England will keep its young participants engaged with tips on cool scavenger hunts; how to identify various animals, bird calls, and more; fun facts about the history of the land; and more.
Sarah Lamagna is an ecologist-turned-writer and a mom. She was born and raised a New Englander and spent countless days out on the trails of the northeast. Whether it’s on the trails of the Green Mountains in Vermont, the high summits of the White Mountains in New Hampshire, or the coastal cliffs of Maine, Sarah is eager to show her son all of it. Sarah’s previous writing experience includes bylines in the Denver Post, REI Co-op Journal, 5280 Magazine, and Territory Supply. She is the writer coordinating the snowshoe section for REI Co-op Journal (aka the snowshoe expert for REI). She’s also been featured on NPR’s The Takeaway discussing wildfires and climate change. As a former ecologist, she has a unique perspective when discussing science-related issues in the outdoors. She is a fulltime freelance writer who currently resides in Barrington, New Hampshire.