Think Outside – an Amazing way to Get Kids Outside

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Kids need to get out in nature. Breathing in fresh air and just taking a walk in the woods can reduce stress, improve moods, and make your kids and you healthier. The Fox family is always looking for fun activities and stuff we can do as a family in nature. Whether we are camping, hiking, … Read more Think Outside – an Amazing way to Get Kids Outside

Chessie Trail

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If you’re looking for a shorter trail to run, ride, hike, or bike then Chessie Trail is just what you are looking for. The Chessie Trail is a 7-mile year-round public access walking trail between Lexington and Buena Vista. It’s located along what was the old Chesapeake and Ohio railroad right of way. These days, … Read more Chessie Trail

Best Places to Go Hiking with Your Dog in Central Virginia

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During the dog days of summer, the Fox Family is always out on the road on the weekends. We love to camp, bike, and hike. As the weather starts to heat up, we do more biking and less hiking with our 4-legged friend. Still, it’s nice to get outside and take him on the walks … Read more Best Places to Go Hiking with Your Dog in Central Virginia

The Best Places for Biking With Kids in Virginia

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When it comes to family fun, nothing beats getting outside and riding your bikes together out in nature. If your child is still learning to ride, some of these might be a bit challenging. Not because of the slope but because of the length. I recommend getting a tow-bar for your child’s bike. That way … Read more The Best Places for Biking With Kids in Virginia

Why We Love Our Portable Fire Pit (and you will, too!)

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Getting a house was really great. Finally, we had a back deck and we could enjoy sitting out under the stars at night while the whole family cuddled close together. But something was missing. Then we realized, we needed a fire pit! Once we had one suddenly it was like camping but from the comfort … Read more Why We Love Our Portable Fire Pit (and you will, too!)

Fishing is Free in Virginia

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Only for a limited time fishing is once again free in Virginia. What exactly does that mean? It means that this weekend on June 5, 6, and 7, Virginians may fish without a fishing license for recreational rod and reel fishing. You also will not need facility use permits during these days. The Virginia Department … Read more Fishing is Free in Virginia

A Hidden Biking Gem In Covington

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Memorial Day weekend, we had a chance to get out and discover some new places to go and experience on our bicycle. The first was Jackson River Scenic Trail out in Covington, Virginia, and the second one we just hit today, and it was High Bridge Trail State Park. Both are extra long and have … Read more A Hidden Biking Gem In Covington