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We asked a pediatrician for advice on getting outside safely when temperatures soar

“I would contend that stupid behavior is sometimes the proper response to stupid laws”

The pandemic forced schools to teach outside. Many teachers, parents, and kids want to keep it that way.

Whether you’re stuck in the city or counting down the days to a summer road trip, we have a few expert-approved tips for exploring nearby nature

Our ten-year-old ripper tests the pedal-assisted Woom UP 6 to find out

Your family’s next adventure begins when the sun goes down

I gave my 12-year-olds the Rand McNally on our 300-mile drive from Atlanta to the South Carolina coast to impart the joys of reading an old-school physical map

Here’s what to do when your little one brings up sea-level rise, extinction, wildfires, and other ecological griefs

If you can get past the lack of creature comforts, spending a night outside might be one of the most rewarding things you do

Save on hiking and camping equipment with Amazon’s biggest sale of the year

We asked movers and shakers in different corners of the outdoor world about what people can do to make certain spaces and sports more welcoming for all

He wanted to be the best man he could be. This required some bold and questionable choices.

Our ethics columnist on the right and wrong way to share the trail this summer

Bringing order to parental chaos is an uphill battle, but these products can help

The newest collection of recipes from James Beard–nominated chef Sarah Glover is geared toward parents looking to improve their outdoor cooking game. We’ve included two of our favorite recipes from the book.

Six items guaranteed to elevate your family’s next outdoor adventure

Choosing whether or not to have children can be difficult for many women. For Amelia Boone, an elite athletic career and her ongoing eating disorder recovery have made it even more complicated.

This seat holds its own against competitors that are twice as expensive

Facebook is developing a new app for children, and advocates think it’s a terrible idea

From surfing the coast of Maine to exploring slot canyons in Utah, these adventures will make the whole family happy

Keep family adventures tantrum-free

The CEO of Scout Campers shares his story

Is protecting your children from harm the best way for them to explore and understand the world?

Ambreen Tariq’s new children’s book tells the story of an immigrant family’s first camping trip and expands the canon of outdoor literature for kids

The phone rang and it was our 18-year-old, Hatcher, who apparently took a hard spill while ripping laps on Eldora Mountain. Or so we think: he’s OK now, but he still has no idea what really happened.

After a long year of staying put during COVID-19, families are dreaming of spring breaks and summer vacations. But should you book that flight? Our experts weigh in.

Author Natalie Warren wants young women to disregard conventional rites of passage and get lost in the wilderness

Monica and Vince Strawbridge and their four children hiked the PCT in 2018 and the CDT in 2020. Now the family has begun the AT.

Proposed laws in more than two dozen states seek to exclude transgender youth from interscholastic sports, depriving them of community and confidence-building skills

The nonprofit Skiku has brought nordic skiing to thousands of Native kids in Alaska, where access to the sport has historically been limited

Want to safely build a rope swing but don’t know where to start? Learn how with professional tree climber Waldo Etherington.

Traveling with your pod? Buy out these places for private stays.

We came up with a list of the people, places, and trends that matter now, from the rise of outdoor reservation systems and new mountain-biking meccas to where to thaw out this winter

Winning races when you’re young may seem like a good predictor of future success, but it’s not perfect

American kids are less likely to play in a youth sports league than ever before. But as 2020's surge in outdoor activities showed, we have a huge opportunity to get this generation moving again.

Photographer Shaun Price captures images of a project to build a mobile bike repair center during COVID-19

An ambitious new project is based on a straightforward and very attainable goal: to help kids spend as much time outdoors as they do in front of screens

Top picks from the person who's tried everything

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