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  • Nature Play Kits Bring Smiles to Little Faces

    November 14, 2019

    A bag to collect pine cones and rocks. A bug jar to safely view insect pals. A kite to send soaring in the sky. A child’s beautiful smile.  In my practice as a pediatrician, I see a range of emotions in my clinic. When a little face lights up, it makes my day. My colleagues …

  • Family Adventure in the Cascades

    October 7, 2019

    The Cascade Mountain Range extends from British Columbia all the way to California with miles of hiking, snow-shoeing, skiing and cross-country skiing trails. The Washington Cascades are just a few hours from Seattle and offer countless opportunities for outdoor adventures with some of the best camping, backpacking and mountain climbing available.  North Cascades The North …

  • 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 …