If you follow my blog, you know that my little guy has developed a new found appreciation for hiking. He loves to explore the sights and sounds of nature as we wind our way down rocky trails. For our next hike, I wanted to explore a new location. As I was researching options, I found a local organization that specializes in connecting urban dwellers with nature. Hike4Life champions healthy lifestyles and a love for nature with hikes through many of Boston's beautiful green spaces. As luck would have it, Hike4Life was hosting a Hiking 101 event at Franklin Park.
A few weeks ago, my little guy and I joined the Hike4Life team for a hike around Franklin Park. We had a great time exploring the trails and learning about the local wildlife from the hike leader. By the end of the hike, we covered 3.2 miles in just under 3 hours. My little guy met some new friends who were equally excited to explore nature. We had a great time and plan to venture the the Blue Hills reservation for our next hike!
*Franklin Park, Boston's largest park, was established in 1885 as part of the Emerald Necklace park system designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Today, the park spans 485 acres and includes the zoo and the golf course.