Kids Activities

10 Healthy Things to Do During National Park Week 2012

April 20, 2012, 7:25 am
This April 21 – 29 is National Park Week. With nearly 400 national parks – and FREE admission all week long – there are thousands of ways to enjoy this highly anticipated annual event. In fact, National Park Week is the perfect opportunity to introduce a young person to ...

Gateway Arch in St. Louis has Western Fun for the Family

When visiting St. Louis, one of the first tourist stops is the famous Gateway Arch—a symbol that’s become synonymous with the city. But the arch is more than just a cool architectural attraction and photo opportunity; it also has special events throughout the year.

10 Great Kids Activities at National Parks

March 9, 2012, 2:34 pm
Whether it is this weekend or any weekend, America’s national parks offer endless activities the whole family can enjoy. Here are ten fun-packed national park adventures for kids and families: Acadia National Park, Maine Sea-life bingo keeps youngsters excited tallying green sea urchins, orange sea stars, and other curious marine creatures that reside ...

Zipfy Mini Luge Takes Sledding to the Next Level

February 25, 2012, 2:16 pm
Upgrade your winter fun with Zipfy, a new take on downhill sledding. This contraption, inspired by the winter pastime of shovel racing, will transform your favorite sledding hill into your own personal adventure zone. The Zipfy carves into the snow, allowing riders to make twists and turns instead of ...

Bryce Canyon Winter Festival Kicks Off Feb. 18

Bryce Canyon National Park in WinterAppreciate winter recreation in all its seasonal glory while the snow is still fresh. One way to do this is at The 27th Annual Bryce Canyon Winter Festival. This family-friendly weekend is chock full of winter fitness and fun.

National Kids to Parks Day New Scholarship Contest

The annual National Kids to Parks Day (KTP) is set for Saturday, May 19, 2012. KTP is a nation-wide day organized by National Park Trust (NTP) to encourage kids and families to go outside and explore their nearby natural surroundings.  More than 15,000 families in almost 200 towns participated in the family-friendly day last year.

Kootenai National Wildlife Refuge

This 2,774 acre refuge in the Panhandle of Idaho was established in 1964, primarily to provide important habitat and a resting area for migrating waterfowl. The Refuge is comprised of a wide variety of habitat types, such as wetlands, meadows, riparian forests and cultivated agricultural fields. The western portion ...

In the Park

Shooting and Archery In 2010, the park added the Outdoor Heritage Education Complex to encourage participation in various outdoor pursuits by providing a well-equipped and familiar facility that appeals to families and youth of all ages. The complex features a 60-yard archery range with shooting tower, a 50-yard small bore ...

Sorghum Syrup in the Smokies

One of the most distinctive features of American rural heritage is its culinary legacy, and the Appalachian settlers of the late 19th and early 20th century were no slack contributors.

Things to Do

Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park offers wonderful nature activities, as well as facilities for other fun and games. Horseshoes Try your hand at a game of horseshoes at the horseshoe pits. Overnight guests may check out equipment. Miniature Golf Test your putting skills on the 18-hole miniature golf course. This is a fun ...

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