Are you considering your next holiday with the family? If you are, and you are like an active vacation, then North America has many options for you. Not only do they have plenty of things for the children to do, but they also allow you to get closer to nature and maybe even try some new things.
These are not just summer vacation spots; you can find a lot to do even in the winter months, though you might want to wrap up a little warmer.
Mountain Sky Ranch, Montana
The Mountain Sky Ranch is full of the Wild West spirit. It is a traditional dude ranch, but it offers so much more than that. There are some fabulous activities such as fishing, hiking, and riding horses. There is also a fun and busy kids program to keep them occupied.
The mountain air will smell amazing, and the rugged terrain will make for some challenging hikes.
Rocking Horse Ranch, New York
If you are unable to get out to the West to enjoy the ranch experience, then you can try Rocking Horse Ranch. Situated 90 miles North of New York, this family-friendly ranch has everything you need for a Wild West holiday.
You have everything a good ranch should have, nice trails to follow, horseback riding and a warm camp fire. There are nice rooms included and a kid’s camp that will give them a real taste of the great outdoors.
Heber Valley, Utah
The lovely alpine valley offers amazing scenery and even better activities. There is a vast trail network that will take you up the side of the valley and see it in all its glory. There is also a Heber Valley Railroad that powers through the valley and offers good photo opportunities.
You can also visit the quaint old town of Park City with its Wild West feel and high street shopping.
Mohonk Mountain House – New York
Mohonk Mountain House is another place you can travel to if you cannot get out West. It has lots of activities for adults and children alike, such as carriage rides, woodland hikes, trout fishing and swimming.
There is also a complimentary kids club for the 2 to 12-year olds as well as a teen program for 13 to 17-year olds. They can go on pony rides, tennis hiking, and orienteering. It has everything you need for a great family break.
Even if you cannot go out to the West of the country, there are still some amazing National Parks in most states that have excellent facilities and lots of activities to do. Hiking is the most popular type of activity; however, you can also find swimming, fishing, and sailing in most parks as well.
Wherever you decide to go, you will have a splendid time with all the animals and the stunning beauty that nature has to offer.
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St. Patrick's day is March 17th so its approaching quickly. I have a few ideas on art and food projects that i want to do with the kiddos. Hopefully I will have enough time to complete them and share them with you. This was a super easy one for those little hands. I cut the stripes of colored paper but if you are working with a preschooler or school aged child then they can practice cutting. The two toddler boys here only had to glue the pieces on their piece of paper. EASY, but they enjoyed it! :) It sure has brightened my kitchen with them hanging on the fridge! :) I also talked more about the Promise God gave us with the rainbow since I know that history a whole lot better then the history of the Irish Holiday!
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