Exploring with Kids

Preserve Exploration with Kids

Follow a family on an exploration of the Land Trust's most family friendly preserves!    Join Sara, her husband Derek and son Avery as they report on their journeys through many of our preserves.  We hope they will inspire you to explore with your children!


We used to hike a lot when we lived out west.  For hours we would hike. And then we had a kid. We’d go on very short hikes, during which he would complain and my husband and I would be annoyed that we could never go as long or as far. Recently we figured out that we would all enjoy the experience more if we went at his pace and stopped often to look at bugs or throw rocks in the water. And if we don’t go very far, that’s okay. We’re spending time together, exploring the outside world, and learning something along the way.

Newman-Poses Preserve, Westport

Stonebridge Preserve, Weston

Island Pond & Pond View Preserves, Easton

Leonard Schine Preserve & Natural Playground, Westport

Jump Hill Preserve, Easton

Randall's Farm Preserve, Easton

Trout Brook Valley's Orchard, Easton

Southport Park, Southport

Singing Oaks Nature Preserve, Weston


Taylor Woods Preserve, Weston 




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