GUEST BLOGGER KID HIKE SERIES – SAYRES LAKE, MISSION BC

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We have partnered with some great brands from around North America to bring you some outdoor kid hike locations that you can enjoy with your children.  Today we are featuring a location in beautiful British Columbia: Sayres Lake, Mission with Elaine Tan Comeau Founder of Easy Daysies.

Location: Sayres Lake, Mission, BC

Getting There:
From Lougheed Hwy, Mission area, turn onto 287 Street heading north towards 96 Avenue, 287 Street turns into Wilson Street. Continue on Wilson Street passing the Ruskin Dam, at the next junction turn right onto Dewdney Trunk Road. Just before the Stave Falls Dam turn left onto Burma/Florence Lake Forest Service Road which is a gravel road, travel to about 12 km where you turn right onto a small access road down to the recreation site.

Best Time Of Year To Visit:
Spring to Fall, May-October

What To Bring:
Your Roo Rain Gear in pouch form ready to take on any rain or wind, water bottles, a picnic, swim suit and good hiking shoes or sandals!

Points of Interest:
Make sure to walk around the gorgeous lake to snap a few great shots!

Tell Us About Your Hike/Walk:
You definitely want to bring your camera as well as it is truly scenic. The walk is easy and great for kids of any age. This park is dog friendly as well, which is great for us (new puppy owners).
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Thanks Elaine for the Kiddie Hike Location, the great pics, and the excellent write up!

Check back soon for another guest blogger’s outdoor hike location, and don’t forget to visit Elaine’s website for fabulous visual schedules & daily planners help kids co-operate and be more independent.

Guest Blogger Kid Hike Series – Lincolnia Hill Neighbourhood, Alexandria, Virginia

Many of you may have made it your New Year’s resolution to get outside and be more active with your children, which we think is great! We have partnered with some great brands from around North America to bring you some outdoor kid hike locations that you can enjoy with your children.  Today we are featuring a neighbourhood location in Alexandria, Virginia from Sarah W. of Sarah Wells Bags.

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Location: Lincolnia Hills Neighborhood (Alexandria, VA) (aka Our Own Backyard!)

Best Time of Year to Visit: Beautiful in the Spring and Fall

What To Bring: On this rainy day we brought our Roo Rain Gear for Maddy and an umbrella for mom!

Points of Interest: We are lucky to have forest areas in our neighborhood, which gives us tons of places to explore nature.

About our Hike/Walk:  Maddy and I decided to take a walk through our own neighbourhood for a new perspective on where we live, viewing it during a rain storm. We made a point to stay away from most of the paved areas where we usually play and trekked through the banks of trees and around (well, into!) the muddy puddles. Maddy loves jumping in puddles! She loved her Roo Rain Gear poncho because it makes a really fun flapping feeling when she jumps up and down, like she has butterfly wings. It was interesting to see where the rain collects during a storm and we discovered a spot near our house where you can find the biggest of all mud puddles. Usually on a rainy day, we stay inside; this time, it was awesome to change it up and say “hey, it’s raining, let’s go out and play!”

Roo Rain Gear RPET waterprof poncho. Kid friendly hike location

  Thanks Sarah for the Kiddie Hike Location, the great pics, and the excellent write up!

Check back soon for another guest blogger’s outdoor hike location, and don’t forget to visit Sarah’s website for discreet and stylish breast pump bags.

Guest Blogger Kid Hike Series – Stokes State Forest

We have partnered with some great brands from around North America to bring you some outdoor kid hike locations that you can enjoy with your children.  Today we are featuring a location in New Jersey from Kathleen P. of The Noblo.

Stokes State Forest Hike with kids wearing Roo Rain Gear

Location: Hiking and tent camping at Stokes State Forest, NJ

Getting There: Stokes is a beautiful days drive from any part of New Jersey

Best Time of Year to Visit: any time of the year we go in the fall because we love to see the leaves changing colour

What To Bring: tent, lots of food, lots of blankets, lots of warm, clothes

Points of Interest: Stokes is beautiful – hills, rocks, streams, lakes

About our Hike/Walk:  We hiked along a ravine in the rain – thanks to Roo Rain Gear my little guy was dry yet able to jump, climb and run.  The kids found crayfish under rocks in the stream.  The leaves on the trees were colored red, orange, yellow and the ground was covered with leaves that had fallen.  It was a beautiful fall scene.

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  Thanks Kathleen for the Kiddie Hike Location, the great pics, and the excellent write up!

Check back soon for another guest blogger’s outdoor hike location, and don’t forget to visit Kathleen’s website for an awesome solution to those fly away umbrellas, a great stocking stuffer for the travelling family.

Guest Blogger Kid Hike Series – Bonnie Brae Park in Tampa

We have partnered with some great brands from around North America to bring you some outdoor kid hike locations that you can enjoy with your children.  Sometimes the best places to get out with your kids are just around the corner. Today we are featuring a neighbourhood park in Temple Terrace, Tampa, Florida, submitted by Gina of Refresh-a-baby.

Bonnie Brae Park sign

Location: Bonnie Brae Park, Temple Terrace, Tampa Florida

Getting There:  located just south of Druid Hills Road

Best Time of Year to Visit:  I love October – April which is not typical for a native Floridian. The summers for me is too hot, unless you are at the beach or poolside then perfect!

Points of Interest: Tampa in general has so much to offer you can visit the white sandy Gulf Beaches, Ride new rides at Busch Gardens, See the sea life at the Aquarium and watch the cruise ships depart on their journeys, Take a ride on the trolly car downtown, Visit zoo animals at Lowry Park Zoo, Walk beautiful Bayshore Blvd (come January 31st for the Gaspirilla Festival and parade), take a drive through the historic YBOR City and learn about the culture, only an hour drive to Disney World, Sea World, and Universal theme parks, try some Cuban Food in West Tampa, Shop at International Plaza for top of the line shops and boutiques.

About our Hike/Walk:   My son and I went on a walk to the park about a mile away. We knew it was going to rain, but we wanted to get a little exercise before it started. So, we decided to go for it knowing we would be protected with our rain gear and besides a little water won’t hurt anyone. Normally, we get some severe thunder and lightening storms here, but the last few times it rained we didn’t have any. There are some exercise equipment we like to work on at the park and had just enough time to get a little work out in before it started raining. Roo Rain Gear was easy to roll up and store in a small bag making it not a problem to bring along. We will usually bring along a fruit and water bottle for a little snack and hydration. Then, we head on back home taking different routes to see different scenery. Most of our local area are covered with canopy’s of oak trees bringing in a lot of shade and a beautiful view. We do however need to be careful with wet tree limbs that fall which happens quite often, but we love this quality time together and usually will alternate riding bikes and walking.

Here are some pictures of my son playing at the park in his Roo Rain Gear rain poncho

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 Thanks Gina for the Kiddie Hike Location, and the excellent write up!

Check back soon for another guest blogger’s outdoor hike location, and don’t forget to visit Gina’s website.

Guest Blogger Kid Hike Series – Overton Park in Tennessee

We have partnered with some great brands from around North America to bring you some outdoor kid hike locations that you can enjoy with your children.  Today we are featuring a location in Memphis, Tennessee from Melissa P. of qdsprayer.

Scenery at Overton Park, Memphis Tennessee

Location: Overton Park in Memphis, Tennessee

Getting There: Settled nicely between Poplar Avenue and East Parkway, directly beside the Memphis Zoo

Best Time of Year to Visit: Spring and Fall, since it’s extremely hot in the summer and gloomy in the winter.

What To Bring: Mosquito repellant and a water bottle

Points of Interest: The winding trails in the woods, the amazing playground, the large lawn, the dog park, the waterfall lake.

About our Hike/Walk:  We love Overton Park.  It’s such a jewel in our Memphis community, especially since it was almost destroyed in the 1960’s.  Luckily, a bunch of grassroots common people fought the government and rerouted a transnational interstate to save this precious area.  Now, it’s full of winding trails and wildlife, free to the public who choose to explore it.  And that’s exactly what we did.  My kids and I set off on a drizzling day to enjoy our park.  As you can see above, I mentioned that something you definitely need is mosquito repellant, and there is a VERY GOOD reason for that.   We’ve traveled these trails many times, and my kids LOVE throwing rocks, jumping fallen trees, and chasing random squirrels in the woods, but our trip this time was cut short, due to a vicious attack by mosquitoes!  But we were able to get some amazing pictures with our gorgeous Roo Rain Gear Poncho before the onslaught, and we found another use for it- keeping off mosquitoes!  It works so well, that my baby girl didn’t want to take it off!  Come visit our precious hideaway within our big city- there’s so much to find and so many memories to be made!

Roo Rain Gear RPET poncho packed and attached ready for hike

 

Toddler wearing Roo Rain Gear poncho with hood
                               How cute is Melissa’s little girl in her Roo Rain Gear poncho?!

Toddler wearing Roo Rain Gear RPET poncho on a hike

 Thanks Melissa for the Kiddie Hike Location, and the excellent write up!

Check back soon for another guest blogger’s outdoor hike location, and don’t forget to visit Melissa’s website.

Guest Blogger Kid Hike Series – Bradbury Mountain State Park

We have partnered with some great brands from around North America to bring you some outdoor adventure locations that you can enjoy with your children.  Today we are featuring a location in Maine from Karen G of Swimlids.

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Location: Bradbury Mountain State Park, Maine (Portland Area)

Getting There: Situated on Route 9 about halfway between Portland and Lewiston-Auburn

Best Time of Year to Visit: Sept/Oct for the foliage.  Mid March – Mid May for the Annual Hawk Watch.

What To Bring: camera, good shoes, and lots of different clothing layers. You never know what the weather is going to be like in Maine.

Points of Interest: Summit Trail which is west of Route 9.  This trail is the quickest way up to the top of Bradbury Mountain, which is where the annual Hawk Watch takes place.

About our Hike/Walk:  My daughter and I hiked up Bradbury Mountain a few weeks ago.  It was raining slightly so we decided to wear our Roo Rain Gear ponchos to keep us dry.  Once we got to the summit we enjoyed the beautiful view.  There are two routes to the top. One is a quick steep hike, or there is a longer gradual hike to the top if you are hiking with younger ones.

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Karen G of SwimLids’ daughter in her Roo Rain Gear poncho

Thanks Karen for the adventure location!

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