When you think "outdoor adventure," the first activities that often come to mind might be things like paragliding and base jumping. These are adventurous, adrenaline-pumping activities for sure, but they may not be appropriate for a family vacation. Don't let that stop you from adventuring, though. There are plenty of other outdoor adventure activities that are suitable for families with kids.
If you will be traveling somewhere cold, then snowshoeing is an excellent outdoor adventure to undertake with family. It's a lot safer than skiing or snowboarding, does not require any real equipment beyond snowshoes, and is rather easy to learn. There are plenty of places that rent snowshoes at state and county parks, so you don't have to buy your own. When you snowshoe, you walk on top of the snow, which makes snowshoeing a lot easier than hiking in deep snow. You can see snow-capped trees, frozen landscapes, and all sorts of terrain, depending on where you actually walk.
Kayaking on a river with rushing rapids is not exactly a family-friendly activity, but thankfully most areas have calmer waterways where you can kayak more safely. Younger kids can ride in a tandem kayak along with a parent, and older ones can paddle their own vessel. Most kayak rental places have smaller options and short paddles for kids under a certain height. Everyone should wear life preservers in case they fall out of the boat, but the risk of that happening is pretty low on a quiet river or lake. Kayaking is a good workout, and it lets you see all sorts of watery scenery and wildlife.
Mountain biking can get pretty intense, but it does not have to be. If you have younger kids with you, then you can certainly pick a relatively flat, welcoming trail to ride down. Many outdoorsy areas have mountain bikes you can rent, including ones that fit kids. You can go at your own pace, and you can take a long ride or a short ride, depending on your endurance and timeline. There are also a lot of other fun activities you can do while mountain biking, such as geocaching, stopping to fish, or collect rocks.
If you're vacationing with the family and you want to do some outdoor adventuring, consider kayaking, mountain biking, or snowshoeing. These activities are relatively safe and approachable for all ages, but they still get you moving and enjoying the outdoorsShare
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