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  • 5 Easy Day Hikes in Western Washington

    September 20, 2019

    Franklin Falls At just 2 miles round-trip with about 100 feet of elevation gain, Franklin Falls is a favorite hike for families with young children. The promise of seeing a waterfall can be a great motivator on the trail, and the rocky beach below the falls provides plenty of entertainment once you reach your destination …

  • Explore the Olympics

    August 30, 2019

    Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula is home to some of the most impressive wilderness in the United States. Located along the pacific coast, the Olympic National Park and Hoh Rain Forest offer spectacular views, impressive hikes and fun for all ages.  The Hoh Rain Forest gets over 170 inches of rain annually and is home to …

  • 10 Seattle Area Beaches for Exploration with Kids

    August 21, 2019

    Seattle offers many scenic and accessible beaches to explore. From the tidepools of Golden Gardens to pocket beaches and the more family-friendly sandy shores, there is a beach for almost every season.  Discovery Park  This 534 acre park located on the shores of Puget Sound is Seattle’s largest park. There are over 11.81 miles of …

  • Happy Summer from Dr. Kimberlee Hauff

    July 30, 2019

    As a mom of a curious and thoughtful toddler, pediatrician, and new member of the Project Nature team; I wanted to take the chance to introduce myself and yell from the porch “HAPPY SUMMER!” As my introductory blog post, I wanted to write as a mom and take off my pediatrician “hat” for a bit …

  • Seven Waterfall Hikes for the PNW Family

    July 22, 2019

    Some of the best hikes in the PNW include waterfalls for an experience that include all of your senses and inspirational views. Pack up your little hiking partner(s) for a spectacular experience with our list of waterfall hikes for the entire family. Do check Washington Trails Assocation’s trip reports before heading out to check current …

  • Take a Biking Adventure Through Nature

    June 4, 2019

    Biking has always been a fun family activity loved by millions for generations. It is a great outdoor activity for all ages. Washington has often been called the hub of biking and cycling in the Pacific Northwest filled with trails for all skill levels. Regardless of where you go biking will be a fun journey …

  • The Magic of Butterflies

    May 28, 2019

    Butterflies are magical. They have amazing color, seem to float effortlessly, visit so briefly and are scarce and fragile. From your child’s first exposure to The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, to their first live butterfly sighting, they likely have been enchanted with metamorphosis and the acrobatics of butterflies. The Tropical Butterfly Garden at …

  • 20 Amazing PNW Hikes to do with Kids

    May 14, 2019

    Hiking with kids can be a wonderful adventure and an opportunity to create great learning experiences. Getting out in nature helps ground the soul and also might provide a chance for quiet conversation with your kid. Hiking provides an open space for creative play which all children (and adults) benefit from. Additionally spending time in …