Kiptopeke State Park

I am the type of person who likes to stay on top of projects and tasks because I get anxious when I get too far behind. Apparently, I am also the type of person who writes about a summer beach trip the week before Halloween. To be fair, we moved this summer, and moving withContinue reading “Kiptopeke State Park”

Virginia is for Adventurers

I love a good scavenger hunt. What better way to get to know a place than to scour it from top to bottom, searching for fun trivia and hidden secrets? That’s why I was quick to open and read this post from the Virginia tourism agency when it popped up in my Twitter feed. TheContinue reading “Virginia is for Adventurers”

Wolf Trap (And Our First TRACK Trails Hike!)

I had big plans for this weekend. For the first time, National Kids to Parks Day was on my radar before it happened, and I was going to take my girls on a day trip to a state park that we had not yet visited. I had selected a park that was celebrating this funContinue reading “Wolf Trap (And Our First TRACK Trails Hike!)”

Douthat State Park

When we first set our goal to visit all of Virginia’s state parks, I don’t think I quite realized how big this state really is. The 41 parks are spread out all over the place. It takes 8-9 hours to get from the state’s westernmost park to its easternmost park, and those two parks areContinue reading “Douthat State Park”

Twin Lakes State Park

Following our trip to High Bridge Trail State Park, we knew we wanted to continue exploring the local parks, especially in a slightly more shaded or cooler area. For that reason, off we headed to Twin Lakes State Park in nearby Green Bay, VA. As its name suggests, this 548-acre park boasts two different lakes.Continue reading “Twin Lakes State Park”

Trail Quest

When I started writing this blog, the first post I shared on social media was this one about the 4th grade National Parks pass. My college friend Heather, who also lives in Virginia, commented that I should look into the Trail Quest challenge. I was intrigued, so I decided to check it out. Trail QuestContinue reading “Trail Quest”

Mason Neck State Park

Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe 2020 is finally over. In spite of the unprecedented circumstances, I’m proud of our little family for getting outdoors as much as possible and finding magical new places to socially distance. As a matter of fact, we are currently on a two-night getaway, which was my Christmas giftContinue reading “Mason Neck State Park”