Welcome to the third and final installment of my round-up of great places to play with your children (click here for the Tiny Tots edition and click here for the Mixed Bag edition). Today's focus: kids at that delightfully ambitious age of practicing tricks on their skateboard or offering up advice on what they are “just dying” to try next. These suggestions are perfect for this little brood.
Fort Adams Pack the bikes, helmets, and water bottles for this 2-mile bike loop around the fort that is fun for the whole family, now called the Bay Walk. You will have the best view in town as you bike and play with your big kids on one of our city’s most welcoming spots in town. *Make it the “great expedition” by popping into Sail Newport and renting a tandem kayak. You’ll be the coolest parents around! Fort Adams State Park, Newport
Sachuest Point Middletown’s wildlife refuge is so inviting for a great hike/exploration with your big kids and adults alike. Allow them to map out your course, and be sure to spot one of the many local deer that reside up on this majestic point as you loop through the paths. Sachuest Point Road, Middletown
Norman Bird Sanctuary: The elementary ages are at the perfect stage for a great climb up to Hanging
Rock. Pack water, a snack bar (they always get hungry at the most random times), and hike up to the most marvelous view in town. Third Beach Road, Middletown, www.normanbirdsanctuary.org
Whatever activity you decide, take advantage of the outdoors while this weather lasts! Please be sure to share any “Must Do’s” you wish me to spot, and join me on Newport Connext to meet other local moms, to print out some amazing recipes, and get the skinny on living the family like in and around the City-by-the-Sea! Happy Fallin’!
Hiking Sachuest Point