Family Friendly State Parks around the U.S

The other day I was trying to think of new and interesting things to do with my little family.

It occurred to me that in every state there are at LEAST five State Parks!

So, I did a little research and found a family friendly park in each of the 50 United States.

Check out the park in your state or if you see one you think your family would enjoy, plan a vacation to that state and check out the local attractions.

family friendly state parks

 Alabama: Lakepoint State Park

Lakepoint State Park is a publicly owned recreation area located on the far north side of the city of Eufaula. The state park encompasses 1,220 acres on the western shore of Lake Eufala, a 45,000-acre impoundment of the Chattahoochee River. The park adjoins Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge and is managed by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. Park facilities include a convention center, 101-room lodge, 192-campground sites, and a complex of lakeside cottages and fishermen’s cabins. The grounds also include a marina, swimming pools, hiking trails, and picnicking areas.

Alaska: Afognak Island State Park

The park is known for its rugged topography, dense old-growth Sitka spruce forests, and salmon spawning habitat. Kodiak brown bear, Sitka black-tailed deer, Roosevelt elk, and the endangered marbled murrelet inhabit the park. Visitors can fish, hunt, hike, or just enjoy the pristine environment. There are two public use cabins in the park.

Amenities:

Wood-burning stove for heat – firewood must be split. Handsaw and ax provided. (Only dead and downed trees may be used for firewood.) Please restock supply before leaving.

Limited cooking/eating utensils (frying pans, dishpans, and a large tea kettle).

Two bunk beds – each with a single on top and a double below at Pillar Lake

Three single bunk beds at Laura Lake

Fresh water can be obtained from Pillar or Laura Lake. Water must be boiled for five minutes or cleaned with a Giardia approved filter.

Arizona: Oracle State Park

Oracle State Park preserves 3,948 acres in the northeastern foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. The park is named after the nearby town of Oracle.

Oracle State Park serves as a wildlife refuge, and is open every day from 9am – 5pm. 

The park has more than 15 miles of hiking trails, including 7 miles of the Arizona Trail.

The Kannally Ranch House is a historic house museum with original art and historic photos. The four-level adobe home was constructed between 1929 and 1933, features Mediterranean and Moorish architectural influences and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Arkansas: Davidsonville Historic State Park

Davidsonville Historic State Park (formerly Old Davidsonville State Park) is a 163-acre Arkansas state park in Randolph CountyArkansas in the United States. The park preserves the remains of the abandoned frontier town of Davidsonville. The town was one of Arkansaw Territory‘s first settlements when founded in 1815, serving as an important river port town on the Black River. The former townsite was made into a state park in 1957 and a monument was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

California: Castle Rock STate Park

Castle Rock State Park embraces coast redwoodDouglas fir, and madrone forest, most of which has been left in its wild, natural state. Steep canyons are sprinkled with unusual rock formations that are a popular rock climbing area. The forest here is lush and mossy, crisscrossed by 32 miles of hiking trails.

These trails are part of an even more extensive trail system that links the Santa Clara and San Lorenzo valleys with Castle Rock State Park, Big Basin Redwoods State Park, and the Pacific Coast.

Due to its overnight parking lot, Castle Rock is a popular starting point for the Skyline-to-the-Sea Trail, a 30-mile trail that begins near by at Saratoga Gap and leads to Waddell Beach north of Santa Cruz. There are two walk-in campgrounds within the park for overnight backpacking. The 5,242-acre park was established in 1968

Colorado: Ridgeway

Ridgway State Park is a state park located in Ouray CountyColorado. The current wildlife consists of deer, coyotes, rabbits, and elk. Due to the park’s variety of animal life, the park is used as a hunting ground although hunting opportunities are extremely limited due to proximity to developed areas.

Connecticut: Hopeville Pond State Park

Hopeville Pond State Park is a public recreation area located on Hopeville Pond, an impoundment of the Pachaug River, in the town of GriswoldConnecticut. A portion of the park occupies the site where the lost village of Hopeville once thrived. The grounds include one building listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Avery House, which serves as the park manager’s house. Activities include fishing, swimming, and camping. The state park is managed by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Delaware: Lums Pond State Park

Lums Pond State Park is a 1,790-acre Delaware state park. The park surrounds Lums Pond, an impoundment built by the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal on St. Georges Creek. Lums Pond State Park is open for a wide variety of year-round recreation.

Florida: The Rainbow River

Rainbow Springs State Park is a Florida State Park located on, three miles north of Dunnellon, Florida. It comprises 1,459.07 acres upland (which includes around 100 acres of wetlands) and 12.83 acres submerged. The most significant natural feature is the first magnitude headspring basin which produces up to 600,000,000 US gallons of fresh water per day, forming The Rainbow River. The looking glass waters of Rainbow Springs come from several vents, not one large bubbling spring. The river itself supports a wide variety of fish, wildlife, and plants, many within easy viewing by visitors. In total, the park contains 11 distinct natural communities, including sandhillsFlatwoods, upland mixed forests, and hydric hammocks.

Visitors are able to see a variety of wildflowers in season; oaklongleaf pinesmagnoliadogwoodred mapleredbudcypresssabal, and hickory trees; gray squirrelsred-shouldered hawks, swallowtail kites, barred owlswhitetail deer, and a wide variety of wading birds. The relative peace and quiet of the winter season offers much for the nature enthusiast. There is an interpretive room located in the visitor center displaying historical, natural, and cultural resources of the park.

 

Georgia: Tugaloo State Park

Tugaloo State Park is a 393-acre state park located on the shore of Lake Hartwell in Franklin County, Georgia. The park features a swimming beach, boat ramps, and ample fishing opportunities, and is located near S.R. 328 north of Lavonia.

Tugaloo State Park offers:

393 Acres

108 Tent, Trailer, and RV Campsites ($27–$30)

6 Primitive Campsites

20 Cottages

Swimming beach

Tennis courts

7 Picnic shelters

Group shelter

Pioneer campground

6 Yurts

 

Hawaii: Diamond Head State Monument

Diamond Head State Monument offers breathtaking views overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Honolulu. In fact the view is so good, it was used by the US military as a post for preventing attacks against Honolulu.

The trail takes you to the edge of a 300,000 year old crater. While the hike isn’t that long in terms of distance, it can be somewhat challenging due to its ascent. Parts of the trail are over uneven rock, and the 99 steps near the end of the hike are steep.

Idaho: Eagle Island State Park

Eagle Island State Park is a 545 acre day-use park west of Boise that features a popular swimming beach, a grassy picnic area, a waterslide and more than five miles of trails for those looking for a place to ride horses, hike, walk your dog, or play disc golf. The park also has a zip line course which consists of six zip lines and features one of the state’s first quick jumps, which is a parachute simulated leap off of a 60-foot tower.

Information:

  • the entrance fee to all of Idaho’s State Parks is $5.00 per car.
  • The waterslide is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The 9-hole disc golf course is open May through October and the 18-hole disc golf course is open November through April.
  • Paddleboard rentals are available within the park.
  • Call park office for reservation information.

 

Illinois: Beaver Dam State Park

Beaver Dam State Park is an Illinois state park on 750 acres in Macoupin CountyIllinois in the United States. The park is 7 miles southwest of Carlinville, Illinois and is managed by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources as a public place for fishing.

The state park centers on the 59-acre Beaver Dam Lake, an artificial reservoir which was created by a private Carlinville fishing club in the 1890s. The club later became a private resort which catered to visitors who arrived via the adjacent Chicago and Alton Railroad. During the Great Depression, the resort failed. The state of Illinois purchased the lake and some adjacent property in 1947. Additional land purchases have created the present-day Beaver Dam State Park.

 

Indiana: Brown County State Park

 

Brown County State Park is located in the United States in the center of the southern half of the state of Indiana. The park is the largest of 24 state parks in Indiana and occupies 15,776 acres—making it one of the larger state parks in the United States. It is Indiana’s most visited state park and has about 1.3 million visitors each year. Although Bloomington, Indiana, is the closest city, the park is closer to the small town of Nashville in Brown County. Brown County is named for General Jacob Brown, who fought in the War of 1812 and became Commanding General of the United States Army.

 

Iowa: Honey Creek State Park

 

The state park, located on a peninsula that is along part of Rathbun Lake’s shore, has a width of 828 acres. A campground is within the park that has 149 camping spots with some of these spots having electricity. There are other activities which include hiking on a nature trail, snowmobiling, and boating. Waterfowl, pheasants, squirrels, and other game animals can be hunted at the Rathbun Wildlife Unit. Other places to hunt are located alongside the river in designated areas.

Kansas: Wilson State Park

Wilson State Park is a public recreation area found on the south shore of 9,000-acre Wilson Lake reservoir approximately 10 miles north of the city of Wilson in Russell CountyKansas, United States. Located at the reservoir’s eastern end, the state park covers 945 acres divided into two areas by the reservoir’s southeastern arm: the Hell Creek area on the west side and the Otoe area on the east side. The Hell Creek area hosts a marina. Both areas include hiking trails, swimming beaches, boat ramps, and camping facilities.

Kentucky: “Tom” Sawyer State Park

E. P. “Tom” Sawyer State Park is a 550-acre Kentucky state park located in the Freys Hill area of Louisville, Kentucky, on former land of Kentucky’s Central State Hospital. When opened in 1974, it was named in honor of Republican Jefferson County Judge/Executive Erbon Powers “Tom” Sawyer who was killed in a car accident on Louisville’s Interstate 64 in 1969 while still in office. Sawyer was the father of journalist Diane Sawyer.

Louisiana: Chemin-A-Haut State Park

Chemin-A-Haut State Park is a 503-acre site located in northern Morehouse Parish, Louisiana. Visitors may access the park from U.S. Highway 425 about 10 miles north of Bastrop. Chemin-à-Haut means “High Road” in French. Much of the park is on a high bluff overlooking winding Bayou Bartholomew. Chemin-A-Haut was one of the earliest additions to the Louisiana State Park system.

Visitors to the park may enjoy camping, fishing, hiking, picnicking and wildlife observation. There is a 8-mile equestrian trail for horseback riders. During the hot summer months, guests may cool off in an on-site swimming pool.

Maine: Rangeley Lake State Park

 

Rangeley Lake State Park is a Maine state park located on the southern shore of Rangeley Lake in Franklin County. The park offers 50 campsites, a swimming beach, and docks and a boat ramp for motorized boating. The lake’s 6,000 acres house landlocked salmon and brook trout.

Maryland: Elk Neck State Park

Elk Neck State Park is a public recreation area located between the Chesapeake Bay and the Elk River near the southern tip of the Elk Neck Peninsula in Cecil CountyMaryland. The state park is home to the historic Turkey Point Light and offers land-based and water-based recreation. The park is located on MD 272, eight miles south of the town of North East, and 13 miles south of exit 100 on I-95. It is operated by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Massachusetts: Holyoke Heritage State Park

Holyoke Heritage State Park is history-oriented state park located in the city of HolyokeMassachusetts. The park opened in 1986 on the site of the William Skinner Silk Mill which was lost to fire in 1980. The park is managed by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.

A visitors center has exhibits about paper manufacturing and Holyoke’s industrial and cultural past. The landscaped grounds offer picnicking and views of the city’s canals and mill buildings. The Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, the Children’s Museum at Holyoke, and the Volleyball Hall of Fame are also located in the park.

Michigan: Duck Lake State Park

Duck Lake State Park is a 728-acre, day-use state park located along Lake Michigan south of Whitehall, Michigan in Muskegon County. The land was purchased by the Nature Conservancy from two Boy Scout organizations and acquired by the state in 1974. It officially opened in 1988.

The park, which runs along the north side of Duck Lake to Lake Michigan, features a large sand dune. A beach at the mouth of Duck Lake is a popular spot for swimming and fishing. The park’s Scenic Drive is part of the Shoreline Trail route in Muskegon County.

Amenities and Activities:

  • Swimming: On Duck Lake and Lake Michigan.
  • Hiking: A half-mile paved trail skirts Duck lake.
  • Fishing: Anglers can try for bass, crappie, and bluegill.
  • Picnicking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter.
  • Snowmobiling
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Hunting: The park is open to hunting during the regular season

 

Minnesota: Lake Bemidji State Park

 

Lake Bemidji State Park is a state park of Minnesota, United States, on the north shore of 6,765-acre Lake Bemidji. The northern half of the park preserves a spruce-tamarack bog. A district of National Park Service rustic structures built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and National Youth Administration in the 1930s is on the National Register of Historic Places. The park is located 5 miles north of the city of Bemidji.

Lake Bemidji State Park offers recreational activities year round. Activities include camping, hiking, biking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, picnicking, swimming, volleyball, fishing, boating and interpretive programs.

Camping

The park has 95 drive-in sites, including 43 electric sites, 4 pull-through sites, and 4 handicapped accessible sites. In winter, only one site is available to drive-in. This is a non-electric site. Other sites are available on a walk-in basis after deep snow cover.

Trails

In the summer, there are 2 miles of handicapped accessible trails, including the boardwalk and Rocky Point trail; 15 miles of easy to moderate hiking trails that take you through areas of maturing pine, aspen and hardwoods; 6 miles of paved bike trails which connect with the Paul Bunyan state trail; 5 Miles of mountain bike trails; and a 1/4 mile Bogwalk which is accessible by a 1-mile hike.

In the winter, there are 11 miles of groomed cross country ski trails, 3 miles of snowmobile trails that connect with an extensive trail system beyond the park, and you can snowshoe anywhere in the park except the groomed trails.

Recreational facilities

In the summer, park visitors can use the lakefront picnic and beach area which has picnic tables, an enclosed shelter with a fireplace, a volleyball court, a shower, restrooms, and pedestal grills. The shelter building and the sanitation building in the park were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and the National Youth Administration, and are of rustic style log construction. These buildings are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Shelter can be reserved by calling the park office.

There is a boat landing located next to the picnic area for those that wish to go fishing or boating. Canoes and fishing boats are available for rent from May 10 through October 13. There is also a handicapped accessible fishing pier.

In the winter, snowshoes are available for rent at the park office. Or, visitors can park in the picnic area parking lot, bring their own ice fishing equipment, and walk onto the lake to go fishing. There is a warming house located in the Trail Center, in the park’s Visitor Center

Throughout the year, the Visitor Center is a place where information about the park’s trails, animals, geology, and other interesting features can be found through exhibits, films or slide programs. A complete list of programs and special programs or organized groups is available upon request.

Naturalist programs are offered Wednesday through Sunday from mid-June through Labor Day. Fall, winter, and spring programs are generally offered on weekends. The Interpretive Center is open for schools, scouts, and other community organizations upon request. Programs focus on the lake and wetland environments found in the park.

Interpretive programs in the summer include morning hikes, boat tours of Lake Bemidji, evening films, and campfire talks. Winter programs include snowshoeing, candlelight skiing, and animal tracking. The Visitor Center is open daily and sometimes serves as a gathering place for interpretive programs where visitors share experiences by the warmth of the wood-stove.

Mississippi: Lake Lowndes State Park

Lake Lowndes State Park is a public recreation area in the U.S. state of Mississippi located off Mississippi Highway 69 approximately 9 miles southeast of Columbus, Mississippi.

The state park features boating, water-skiing and fishing on 150-acre Lowndes Lake, primitive and developed campsites, cabins and cottages, 7 miles of hiking and equestrian trails, a visitors center with gymnasium, tennis courts and play fields, picnic area, and an 18-hole disc golf course, Whispering Pines.

 

Missouri: Lake Ozarks State Park

 

Lake of the Ozarks State Park is a Missouri state park on the Grand Glaize Arm of the Lake of the Ozarks and is the largest state park in the state. Originally owned by the United States National Park Service as part of the Recreational Demonstration Areas when the lake was built in the 1930s, it was donated to the state after World War II.

The park includes 85 miles of shoreline on the lake; two swimming beaches with imported sand, 12 trails, the Ozark Caverns, a boat launch, and the Lee C. Fine Memorial Airport which has a 6,500-foot runway. In addition, there are campsites and cabins within the park.

 

Montana: Beaverhead Rock State Park

Beaverhead Rock, also known as Point of Rocks, is a rock formation in Montana. It is located on Montana State Highway 41, 14 miles south of Twin Bridges of Madison County.

The rock formation is protected within Beaverhead Rock State Park and is located above the Beaverhead River.

 

Nebraska: EUGENE T. MAHONEY STATE PARK

Eugene T. Mahoney State Park is a public recreation area located on the Platte River, just off Interstate 80, approximately 4 miles east of AshlandNebraska. Among other features, the state park offers lodging and conferencing facilities, aquatic center, marina, trails, and theater. It was named after Eugene T. Mahoney, a former state senator and long-time director of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, who is credited with reversing the fortunes of the moribund state park system during his directorship As of 2014, the park was the state’s third most visited tourist attraction.

Park features and activities include picnicking areas and hiking trails, horseback trail rides, fishing, a marina with paddleboat rental, miniature golf, and a driving range. Athletic facilities include an aquatic center, 18-hole disc golf course, tennis and basketball courts, softball fields and sand volleyball. A 70-foot observation tower overlooks the Platte River Valley. Winter activities include cross-country skiing, sledding and toboggan runs, ice fishing, and an ice skating rink. An activity center, indoor playground, and activity simulators are open year-round. The Kountze Theater is a cultural highlight of the park.

Nevada: Valley of Fire State Park

Valley of Fire State Park is a public recreation and nature preservation area covering nearly 46,000 acres located 16 miles south of OvertonNevada. The state park derives its name from red sandstone formations, the Aztec Sandstone, which formed from shifting sand dunes 150 million years ago. These features, which are the centerpiece of the park’s attractions, often appear to be on fire when reflecting the sun’s rays. It is Nevada’s oldest state park, as commemorated with Nevada Historical Marker. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1968.

Valley of Fire is located 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas, at an elevation between 1,320–3,009 feet. It abuts the Lake Mead National Recreation Area on the east at the Virgin River confluence. It lies in a 4 by 6 mi basin.

New Hampshire: Mount Sunapee State Park

Mount Sunapee State Park is a state park in Newbury, New Hampshire. The park includes a beach portion on Lake Sunapee and most of Mount Sunapee. The state has leased the ski area to Mount Sunapee Resort.

Mount Sunapee State Park’s beach, also known as Newbury Beach, features a bathhouse, store, canoe and kayak rentals, and a playground. A boat launch is available with some restrictions.

There is a seasonal campground located off NH Route 103, up a winding mountain road accessed through the Mount Sunapee Resort.

Activities in the park include swimming, hiking, camping, skiing, fishing, picnicking and non-motorized boating.

 

New Jersey: Voorhees State Park

Voorhees State Park began when Foster M. Voorhees, a former governor of New Jersey, donated his 325-acre farm to the people of New Jersey in 1929. Succeeding land acquisitions increased the park size to 640 acres.

The park offers views of Round Valley Reservoir and Spruce Run ReservoirCamping is allowed in the park for a fee, depending on the type of campsite. There are 47 tent and trailer campsites. There are 2 group campsites that can accommodate up to 50 people each. There also are 3 rustic, cabin-like structures with wood stoves for heat. Each cabin can accommodate up to 4 people in 2 double-deck single bunk beds. All sites and cabins have fire rings and picnic tables. Toilets and showers are within walking distance from all campsites and cabins. The trailer sanitary station is open April 1 through October 31. Campsites and cabins are open all year.

New Mexico: Hyde Memorial State Park

Hyde Memorial State Park is a state park of New Mexico, United States, located 8 miles northeast of Santa Fe in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Summertime activities include hiking and camping, and in the winter the park is popular for tubing on the snow-covered hillsides.

New York: Long Point State Park

Long Point State Park on Chautauqua Lake is a 360-acre state park located in the Town of Ellery, near the hamlet of Maple Springs in Chautauqua CountyNew York. The park is located on a short peninsula on the east side of the lake.

The park offers a beach, a playground, picnic tables and pavilions, a nature trail, showers, fishing, a boat launch with marine pump-out station, and cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.

North Carolina: Lake Waccamaw State Park

 Located near the town of Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina, it covers 2,201-acre along the shores of Lake Waccamaw, a Carolina bay. Lake Waccamaw State Park is located in North Carolina’s Coastal Plain.

North Dakota: Lewis and Clark State Park

Lewis and Clark State Park is a North Dakota state park located along the north shore of the far western, upper reaches of Lake Sakakawea in Williams County.

The park has a marina with slips for rental, a swimming beach, and more than eight miles of multi-use, non-motorized trails. Overnight accommodations are available at a 73-site campground and two camping cabins.

Ohio: Deer Creek State Park

Located in the heart of Ohio’s agricultural country, Deer Creek State Park is central Ohio’s vacation showplace. A collage of meadows and woodlands surround the scenic reservoir. This 2,337-acre resort park features a modern lodge, cottages, campground, golf course, swimming beach and boating for outdoor enthusiasts.

Oklahoma: Lake Wister State Park

Lake Wister State Park, in southeast Oklahoma, is a gateway to the beautiful Ouachita National Forest. The park includes 7,300-acre Lake Wister with five camping areas. The park offers many recreational activities including hiking, camping, bicycling, picnics, fishing, hunting, boating and water skiing. Enjoy the water spray park for children and adults. A waterfowl refuge is nearby, and hunting is allowed at Wister Wildlife Management Area. Camping facilities include cabins, tent sites and RV sites with both modern and semi-modern. Other facilities include comfort stations with showers, picnic tables, group picnic shelters, lighted boat ramps, a unlighted gravel ramp, playgrounds, nature center, miniature golf course and swimming beach. Hiking trails include a self-guided nature trail, handicapped trail and a 4-mile round trip trail. Lake Wister State Park has a fully equipped group camp that accommodates 100 visitors and includes a full kitchen and dining hall.

 

Oregan: Silver Falls State Park

 

Silver Falls State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of Oregon, located near Silverton, about 20 miles east-southeast of Salem. It is the largest state park in Oregon with an area of more than 9,000 acres, and it includes more than 24 miles of walking trails, 14 miles of horse trails, and a 4-mile bike path. Its 8.7-mile Canyon Trail/Trail of Ten Falls runs along the banks of Silver Creek and by ten waterfalls, from which the park received its name.

Four of the ten falls have an amphitheater-like surrounding that allows the trail to pass behind the flow of the falls. The Silver Falls State Park Concession Building Area and the Silver Creek Youth Camp-Silver Falls State Park are separately listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

The park’s most visited waterfall is South Falls, a 177-foot cascade. Remote Double Falls, however, is listed as the highest waterfall in the park, plunging 178 feet in a small tributary side canyon deep within the Silver Creek Canyon.

Pennsylvania: Ridley Creek State Park

I live in Pennsylvania. Specifically, in Delaware County. Very close to Ridley Creek State Park so I am somewhat biased to this one.

Ridley Creek State Park is a 2,606-acre Pennsylvania state park in EdgmontMiddletown and Upper Providence Townships, Delaware CountyPennsylvania. The park, offers many recreational activities, such as hiking, biking, fishing, and picnicking.

Ridley Creek passes through the park. Highlights include a 5-mile paved multi-use trail, a formal garden and Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation, which recreates daily life on a pre-Revolutionary farm.

The location of Ridley Creek State Park, just 16 miles from downtown Philadelphia, is the feature that has made it so popular.

The 12 miles of hiking trails at Ridley Creek State Park are popular with dog owners. These trails pass through a variety of habitats. A 5-mile multi use trail is open to joggingbicycling and walking. The park also features a 4.7-mile equestrian trail.

Rhode Island: Fort Adams State Park

Fort Adams State Park is a Rhode Island state park located at the mouth of Newport Harbor, offering panoramic views of the harbor and Narragansett Bay. The park is home to Fort Adams, a large coastal fortification that was active from 1841 through the first half of the 20th century. The area was originally owned by William Brenton, who called the region “Hammersmith” after his hometown in England, a name that survives in the name of the adjacent Hammersmith Farm.

Fort Adams hosts the annual Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival and is the home of Sail Newport and Eisenhower House.

The park offers swimming, boating, picnicking, and athletic fields. The Joseph “Jay” Kirwin Memorial Rugby Pitch is home to Newport Rugby Football Club and to the men’s and women’s rugby teams of Salve Regina University.

South Carolina: Myrtle Beach State Park

Myrtle Beach State Park is a small state park located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It consists of several miles of forest and stretches along the Atlantic Ocean.

The Myrtle Beach State Park Nature Center features interactive natural history displays, saltwater aquariums and live reptiles. Park naturalists offer nature education programs about the coastal habitat and wildlife.

South Dakota: Custer State Park

I have read from numerous sources that this is the best state park of them all. You be the judge! 🙂

Custer State Park is a state park and wildlife reserve in the Black Hills of southwestern South Dakota, USA. The park is South Dakota’s largest and first state park, named after Lt. Colonel George Armstrong Custer. The area originally started out as sixteen sections but was later changed into one block of land because of the challenges of the terrain. The park began to grow rapidly in the 1920s and gained new land. During the 1930s the Civilian Conservation Corps built miles of roads, laid out parks and campgrounds, and built three dams that set up a future of water recreation at the park. In 1964 an additional 22,900 acres were added to the park. The park covers an area of over 71,000 acres of hilly terrain and is home to many wild animals.

The park is famous for its scenery, its scenic drives, with views of the bison herd and prairie dog towns.

 

Tennessee: Burgess Falls State Park

Burgess Falls State Park is a state park and state natural area in Putnam County and White County, Tennessee, located in the southeastern United States. The park is situated around a steep gorge in which the Falling Water River drops 250 feet in elevation in less than a mile, culminating in a 136-foot cataract waterfall.

The Burgess Falls State Natural Area, which covers 350 acres, is managed by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.

Texas: Dinosaur Valley State Park

I thought this one was really cute and would play on children’s imaginations.

Dinosaurs left footprints in the mud at the edge of an ancient ocean a long time ago. Today, you can walk in their tracks in the bed of the Paluxy River. This long trip to the past is just a short drive from Fort Worth.

Utah: Goblin Valley State Park

Goblin Valley State Park is a state park of Utah, USA.Its eminent feature is its thousands of hoodoos and hoodoo rocks, referred to locally as “goblins which are formations of mushroom-shaped rock pinnacles, some as high as several meters. The distinct shapes of these rocks come from an erosion-resistant layer of rock atop softer sandstone.

Hiking is permitted in the park, which features three marked trails.

 

Vermont: Knight Point State Park

Knight Point State Park is a day use state park off US Route 2 on North Hero Island in North Hero, Vermont. Opened in 1978, the park is administered by the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation, as part of the Vermont State Park system. Features include a sandy swimming beach and boat rentals on Lake Champlain, and picnic areas with cooking grills.

The park houses the Island Center for Arts and Recreation, a community-based nonprofit that promotes area cultural events.

The Camp-meeting Point Natural Area is a 3 acre section of the park. It includes 2,200 feet of Lake Champlain shoreline of least disturbed cobble beach that supports rare plant species, and the adjacent woodland with a grove of large oaks and hickory trees.

Virginia: Shenandoah River State Park

Shenandoah River Raymond R. “Andy” Guest Jr. State Park, known generally as Shenandoah River State Park, is a state park near the town of BentonvilleVirginia, United States. The park was established in 1994, and covers 1,619 acres along the South Fork Shenandoah River.

 

Washington: Bay View State Park

Bay View State Park is a 25-acre Washington state park located on Padilla Bay in Skagit County. The park has 1,285 feet of shoreline and facilities for camping, picnicking, fishing, swimming, beach-combing, boating, and bird watching. The park includes a stretch of the Pacific Northwest Trail.

West Virginia: Black Water Falls State Park

Blackwater Falls State Park is located in the Allegheny Mountains of Tucker CountyWest Virginia, USA. The centerpiece of the Park is Blackwater Falls, a 62-foot cascade where the Blackwater River leaves its leisurely course in Canaan Valley and enters rugged Blackwater Canyon. It is among the most photographed venues in the state and appears on calendars, stationery, advertisements of all kinds and, most famously, on jigsaw puzzles. The River is named for its tannins-darkened water.

Amenities and Recreation:

  • Park Lodge with 54 guest rooms
  • 39 cabins (13 modernized)
  • Campground with 65 campsites (30 have electrical hookup)
  • Restaurant
  • Nature center – open from Memorial Day through Labor Day, exhibits about the park’s natural history
  • Mountain biking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Cross-country ski rentals in the winter
  • Hiking
  • Fishing in Pendleton Lake and the Blackwater River

Wisconsin: Peninsula State Park

Peninsula State Park is a 3,776-acre Wisconsin state park with eight miles of Green Bay shoreline in Door County. Peninsula is the third largest state park in Wisconsin, and is visited by an estimated 1 million visitors annually.

Considered Wisconsin’s most complete park, Peninsula has 468 campsites, three group camps, a summer theater, an 18-hole golf course, sand beach, biking, hiking and ski trails, 150-foot bluffs, a lighthouse and eight miles of Door County shoreline. The park is open year-round but some features may not be accessible outside the peak season.

Wyoming: Curt Gowdy State Park

Curt Gowdy State Park is state-operated, public recreation area halfway between Cheyenne and Laramie, 24 miles from each city, in Albany and Laramie counties, Wyoming.

The state park covers 3,552 acres and is known for its extensive trail system, fishing reservoirs, and Hynds Lodge, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The park offers over 35 miles of trails for biking, hiking, and horseback riding. Other activities include boating, canoeing, water skiing, fishing, camping, rock-hounding, and archery.

 

If you live near any of these State Parks let me know how you like them.

If you haven’t been to any of these State Parks plan a nice trip with your family and have a little fun while learning about the history of your state and country.

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Hello, my name is Kristen Osborne I am a happy mother of one beautiful little girl. Very into the internet and trying out new things.

February Favorites: Tweets, Pinterest boards, Instagram posts and more

I notice that a lot of people do monthly favorites. Beauty bloggers share their favorite makeup accessories and brands. DIY bloggers share their favorite craft or project tools, food bloggers share their favorite seasonal recipes etc. I, being a fairly new mom blogger, don’t really have any “favorite things”. So, I will be sharing my February favorites on various social media from other moms and mom bloggers.

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My blogging adventure started March 11 of 2016. It has been almost a year and yet I am still a beginner. There are so many things I have to learn. These other mom bloggers give me the inspiration and motivation to keep going.

February Favorites

Blogs

Mom Advice  Her weekly notebook is a must read. Very simple list of the current trending things in the world. She also has weekly “small budget crushes” which are really great products that wouldn’t normally be in your budget. Definitely worth the splurge 🙂

Modern Mom there is so much on this blog I don’t even know where to begin. So many great articles on pregnancy, parenting, teens etc. A great resource for first-time moms or the experienced mom who is still in need of advice.

What Mommy Does A great resource for other bloggers. Also, talks about family finances and fun things to do with the kids.

Mom Fever  parenting, housekeeping, product reviews, marriage stuff, cartoons with lots of good-natured humor mixed in

The Coffee Mom product reviews, money saving tips, organization, self-care, recipes and so much more.

Toot’s Mom is Tired some great life hacks for moms and also some blogging tips.

Favorite Tweets

Favorite Instagram

 

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Favorite Pinterest Boards

Stay at Home Mom Problems

Life Hacks for Stay at Home Moms

Mom Life

Being a Mom

I Love Being a Mom

 

Favorite Book

Scoop the Poop Meredith Masony

Favorite YouTube Channels

That’s Inappropriate  from the writer of Scoop the Poop

 

 

 

 

Tova Leigh My Thoughts About Stuff

 

 

I hope you got some laughs and useful information from my February Favorites.

What blogs, Pinterest boards or Twitter accounts do you follow? Let me know in the comments so I can check them out as well.

Hope everyone has a great week!

Kristen

 

Hello, my name is Kristen Osborne I am a happy mother of one beautiful little girl. Very into the internet and trying out new things.

Valentine’s Day Crafts to make with your Toddler

I claim there ain’t another saint as great as Valentine.” -Ogden Nash

Valentine’s Day crafts are a great way to bond with your little ones. I love watching Allie discover different ways to express herself, even if she gets a little messy. It is so amazing how her mind works. She is such a quick learner.

Since she is now old enough to understand paint and crafts a little better, I wanted to do something fun for Valentine’s Day.

I searched Pinterest for some toddler appropriate Valentine’s Day Craft ideas. It did not disappoint.

So I now present to you the crafts I will be making with Allie and a few others you can try with your little one. I have chosen three crafts for each age group from one to preschooler.

These are so cute!

Valentine’s Day Crafts

For your one year old

Handprint Monkey Valentine

Cotton Ball Heart Painting

Homemade Valentine Wreaths

For your two year old

From the Bottom of my feet…er heart

Simple Yarn Valentine

Tissue Paper Valentine Wreath

 

For your Three Year Old

Kid’s Heart Sun  Catchers

Heart Hippo Craft

DIY Valentine Paper Roll Owls

 

For your Preschooler

Love Bug Craft Stick

Dot Painting

Simple Heart Craft

These Crafts would be great for your little one to make for dad or grandma and grandpa.

I will be adding pictures of Allie’s finished crafts in the next few days. I am so excited to get started!

A little history on Valentine’s Day for those of you who are interested.

February 14th was the feast date of at least three different martyrs named St. Valentine, and, in the Middle Ages, over fifty St. Valentines were celebrated over the course of the year. One of these, a Roman priest, has inspired several legends, all of which arose long after his death. According to one, he was sentenced to death in pagan Rome for encouraging young people to marry within the Christian Church. Before his execution, the story goes, he sent a letter to a young woman whom he had cured of blindness, signing the missive “from your Valentine.”

In 1381, Geoffrey Chaucer made the first recorded connection between St. Valentine’s Day and love in his poem “The Parliament of Fowls,” identifying the day as the time when “every foul cometh ther to choose his mate.” French and English writers of the 14th and 15th centuries also allude to the day as one reserved for lovers. Manufactured Valentine’s Day cards first appeared in England in the 1800s, and by 1835, over 60,000 Valentine’s Day cards were being sent in England alone.

I hope you find inspiration to get crafty and have some fun with your little one this Valentine’s Day.

Do you have a tradition with your little one’s for Valentine’s Day? Do you carry on a tradition from your childhood? Let me know in the comments.

Have a great Valentine’s Day with your family!!

Hello, my name is Kristen Osborne I am a happy mother of one beautiful little girl. Very into the internet and trying out new things.

A Final Goodbye to 2016: Family Year Review

Family Year Review of the things we have been doing for the past year.

Around this time of the holiday season I find myself thinking over this past year as sort of a family year in review.

So many things happen in the short span of a year. We seem to easily forget and/or rush through many of these things. It is a nice exercise to go back and reminisce on our experiences with family and friends.

In the spirit of the Holidays, I got to thinking about the things we have done this year. I would like to share with everyone my experiences.

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In February, for Valentine’s Day, Allie’s daddy took mommy to the Art Museum. I really enjoyed it. The talent of these artists through the years is so inspiring. I had an amazing time and I can’t wait to go again.

 

We got a hotel room for the night in a very swanky place. We ordered room service and watched a few movies. While Allie was hanging out with mom-mom for the night. It was a much needed time of relaxation and fun.

 

The next thing for this year is that I started this blog on March 9. It is still greatly in its infancy. But, I take it in stride because everyone works at their own pace. I can do this in my own time. Mostly, I get distracted by this pretty face.

Allie

But she is obviously a welcome distraction. She is of course my reason for this blog.

Early in the year was very relaxing and we did not have much to do the first couple of months. Although, we were preparing for a Wedding. Allie was the Flower girl in Uncle Andrew and Aunt Kait’s Wedding on April 2. She did such a great job!!!

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Then on May 21, 2016 my baby girl turned 2!

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Our little girl is growing up so fast. She has greatly exceeded our expectations. Allie is so very smart at just over 2 1/2 years (31 months).

Next, we had planned to move out and into our own place around the middle of June. That plan had fallen through at the last minute. We are still living with Allie’s daddy’s mom. We do plan on getting our own place in the not to distant future. Right now we are saving money.

A few months go by and we have a pretty relaxing time.

Then we went to a 4th of July (also happens to be my birthday) party. My mom and niece watched Allie so we could have a good time without worrying.

I had such a good time that I neglected to take any pictures. That I am very sad about…

Then a little more time goes by, hanging out with my beautiful little girl.

        

 

Then, we went to the zoo a few times. Allie and mommy really love the zoo, especially the giraffes.

 

Then, Halloween snuck up on us so quick.

We went to a Halloween party similar to the 4th of July party,  only we wore costumes and it was at night. 🙂 Also had a good time that I didn’t take any pictures. Again, I am very sad about it.

Allie had a really fun time Trick or Treating this year. She walked up to almost every house with daddy close behind. Said Trick or Treat and Thank you to everyone.

If you give Allie more than one thing at a time, she will take 1 at a time and say thank you after each one. So, needless to say, any house that we went to who thought she was the cutest kitty decided to give her 4 or 5 pieces of candy. So for almost a full 40 seconds she would stand there taking one at a time and putting it in her bag. Every person got such a kick out of it.

She also had to pet every dog that was any where near her at any given time.

Allie was dressed up like a pretty Kitty Cat (Allie Cat). She loved her costume very much.

    

Thanksgiving is pretty much the same every year. We go to my brothers and have a great dinner that his wife cooks. She is a great cook!

Then we go shopping on black Friday. This year, just like last year, we got almost everything on our list. We had just a few more things to purchase for our family and friends.

Christmas Eve came and we went to my brothers for the gift exchange to the nieces and nephews. Allie got some great toys from her Aunt’s and Uncles, also a very nice Princess Castle from Mom-Mom.

Christmas Day lasted two days for Allie’s Daddy’s side of our big family. We all got some great gifts and enjoyed spending time with each other.

This year has been a whirlwind of ups and downs. Everyone has their own experiences. Most of the year has been very pleasant and enjoyable.

A scrapbook for all your memories each year. Scrapbooking is a great way to save your pictures, trinkets and, keepsakes in a cute way. Especially when you have little ones.

This is my scrapbook page for Halloween. Not much going on because I just like the simple look sometimes.

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Christmas this year was so much fun! Allie really got into the opening of presents. She still asks if we have any more presents for her. “More presents for me now?”.

 

The Things I enjoyed this year

From blogs to songs to quotes to Pinterest boards

These are all the things I have loved this year

In no special order

Blogs:

I have listed a lot of these in my blogs to follow posts but they are such great blogs that they stand another mention:

Mom Advice – specifically her Notebook that she posts every Wednesday about the things she has done that week

Lady and the Blog – especially everything

The Every Girl – I love her Coffee Talk under the Wellness category

Modern Mom – Anything under her Parenting category

Vintage Revivals – I check out this blog when I’m looking for décor inspiration

Okay, I am going to preface this with something. I am a 33 year old woman with a 2 1/2 year old daughter. That being said, I hate “adulting”.  So, I hold on to some seemingly “young”? things.

And, as such….. I am completely “fan girling” over this guy.  (fan girl: behave in an obsessive or overexcited way).

Ladies, I am not kidding right now. I commented on 2 of his Instagram posts and HE LIKED MY COMMENTS.

This is a normal everyday guy who just happens to be known pretty well for his Vines. Also, He is a very talented rapper outside of that. He also has a Snapchat that I check constantly. (hence fan girl).

J. Cyrus…….

Check him out!

Quotes

Always the #1: “This too shall pass” my mom

“Cheerfulness is the atmosphere in which all things thrive”

“Good, better, best. Never let it rest until your good is better and your better is best”

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started”

“Everyday brings new choices”

Allie’s Mommy and Daddy’s song:

 

 

I do not believe in New Year’s resolutions…

Why wait for a certain day to better your life? If you have something about yourself that you personally do not like, then do the things you need to do to change it now.

We all need to look at ourselves and evaluate the things that make us happy or bring us down. If there are things in our lives that do not help us move forward we need to move past those things. Life is more precious and important than what hinders us. Whether it be a person or an object or a habit. Take back your life.

Here is to hoping that 2017 is all that you need and want!!!

 

 

What is the one thing that you experienced this past year that you enjoyed the most??

I hope everyone has a happy healthy New Year!

Allie’s Mommy

Hello, my name is Kristen Osborne I am a happy mother of one beautiful little girl. Very into the internet and trying out new things.

Batteries: the one item we use pretty much every day

BATTERIES

The one item we use pretty much every day

Batteries are the bane of my existence.

Almost every single toy Allie has requires batteries of some kind.

I use a baby monitor throughout the day. This small device takes three AA batteries. Right now, as I stare at this thing, it whirs as it is monitoring my daughter in her sleep. There is a small light on the front that turns red to indicate that, yet again, I need to change the batteries. It is a constant struggle with this thing. How long do I have before it will not work?Will the life of the batteries inside of it completely diminish before I have a chance to change them? Do I even have anymore AA’s at this point?

Where can I get a big enough amount of these wretched things without spending an arm and a leg? Then, a light-bulb appears above my head!!!

 

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AMAZON!

 

 

Amazon has been my lifesaver for so many household items. But, batteries are the #1 on my list. These in particular are 24 count Energizer MAX for just $9.94! That is a great price in my opinion. I’ve seen packs of 10 for $13 at stores near me. This is a great find.

On with the show

I have tried, without succeeding, to weed out most of the battery operated toys. But, as I have come to find out, this is a lesson in futility. There is no way to get rid of battery operated toys. The second you get most of them out a birthday or holiday comes around and family and friends buy more of these toys. It is a vicious circle.

Now, there are rechargeable batteries but they come with a problem of their own. With these types you must not lose the charger thingy. These things are usually pretty small devices and can get lost so easily. Also, you must have a pack up set to replace the batteries while the ones from the toy are charging. This battery problem will never end!

And don’t even get me started on C, D, 9 volt, AAA, XYZ, 3.14 apple Pi…. ABC it’s easy as 123…… Who can keep track??

I’m upsetting myself already.

Let’s get into some interesting history of batteries and where they started.

 

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When was the first battery created?

In 1800, Volta invented the first true battery, which came to be known as the voltaic pile. The voltaic pile consisted of pairs of copper and zinc discs piled on top of each other, separated by a layer of cloth or cardboard soaked in brine

 

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I am wondering if that is why we call them “volts”.

 

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What is a battery?

An electric battery is a device consisting of one or more electro chemical cells with external connections provided to power electrical devices such as flashlights, smartphones, and electric cars. When a battery is supplying electric power, its positive terminal is the cathode and its negative terminal is the anode. The terminal marked negative is the source of electrons that when connected to an external circuit will flow and deliver energy to an external device. When a battery is connected to an external circuit, electrolytes are able to move as ions within, allowing the chemical reactions to be completed at the separate terminals and so deliver energy to the external circuit. It is the movement of those ions within the battery which allows current to flow out of the battery to perform work. 

 

That is a lot of information that I don’t completely understand. But, it is very interesting. Let’s delve a little deeper, shall we?

 

How many “volts” are in a standard AA battery?

Single use batteries like Alkalines or Carbon zinc (so called heavy-duty batteries) have initial output of 1.5 volts and fall gradually to 1.2 to 2.3 at end of life

 

How much energy is 1 volt?

Defined in these scientific terms, 1 volt is equal to 1 joule of electric potential energy per (divided by) 1 coulomb of charge. Thus, a 9 volt battery releases 9 joules of energy for every coulomb of electrons moved through a circuit.

 

Where did the word “volts” come from?

The volt is the derived unit for electric potential, electric potential difference (voltage), and electromotive force. The volt is named in honour of the Italian physicist Alessandro Volta, who invented the voltaic pile, possibly the first chemical battery

 

 

This information is actually very fascinating! I am really intrigued!

 

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Why are there different sizes of batteries?

As far back as 1749, Benjamin Franklin used the term “battery” to describe the set of linked capacitors he used to conduct (pun totally intended!) his experiments with electricity. It wasn’t until the late 1800s and early 1900s, though, that batteries became popular as a power source. As a source of power, batteries convert stored chemical energyinto electrical energy. They have been used to power all sorts of devices, from automobiles and watches to appliances and lights. Given the wide range of uses for batteries, it’s no surprise that many different sizes and types needed to be developed. Larger objects need more power, so larger, more powerful batteries had to be developed.

As technology led to smaller and smaller versions of things, smaller, less powerful batteries were needed. However, battery manufacturers soon realized that some common standards would be needed in order to avoid the need for developing a new battery for every new idea that came along.

In 1924, a group of people from the battery industry, along with several manufacturers and government agencies, met to propose a standard system of battery sizes. They decided to use the letters of the alphabet to designate astandard set of sizes. Thus, from the start, there were “A,” “B,” “C,” “D,” “E,” etc. batteries. This worked fine for a while, but eventually a need for even smaller batteries arose. After World War II, “AA” and “AAA” batteries were developed for smaller applications. Over time, some of the types of batteries simply died out, because they were no longer used in any products. For example, you won’t find any “B” batteries in most stores today. Some manufacturers may still make them for a very limited range of products. They did exist and were popular at one time.

 

Wow, when I was younger I thought there were no B batteries because it would be difficult to say “B batteries”. Obviously, I was very silly in that thinking.

 

When was the first cell phone battery created?

The technology that powers our cell phones is based on the old two-way radios of the 1940s that were used in taxis and police cars. The very first primitive cell phone was used in 1946 by the Swedish police department. The phone worked using the principles of radio transmissions and it was good for six calls before the battery died. This first battery for operating a cell phone was actually a car’s battery and was hooked directly to the phone instead of being a separate battery like cell phone batteries are today. Most early cell phones were only able to be used in a vehicle because they needed such large amounts of battery power. Modern, small batteries of today had not yet been invented yet.

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When was the car battery invented?

There is a really great info-graphic on car batteries through the years. Go check out Rac Shop

 

In the event that you have no batteries and really need a charge (pun very much intended!).

 

Try this…

 

 

 

And some fun information…

 

 

Scishow is a great resource. And, also very good for kids of all ages. Some of the things they cover are a bit more suited for older kids. But, some of it is great info for young science fans.

 

All of this is very interesting. I could go on and on about this topic. But, I know you have  no need to read hours of battery information.

 

Batteries are in our lives and, as hard as it is for me to accept, we need them.

 

I think this is a great idea! 🙂

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In the words of Truman…

 

Have a wonderful day!

 

Thanks for reading 🙂

Kristen

Allie’s Mommy

 

“Light tomorrow with today”

 

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Hello, my name is Kristen Osborne I am a happy mother of one beautiful little girl. Very into the internet and trying out new things.

Super Pups: Nick Jr. Paw Patrol Characters Review

Super Pups: Paw Patrol T.V. Show Review-

 

Super Pups Paw Patrol:

Allie loves the Paw Patrol characters. She can name each pup and the people as well. She gets so excited whenever she see’s anything that pertains to the show. She has also accumulated some Paw Patrol merchandise.

 

She has a large Skye, Rubble, Skye lunchbox, Chase nightlight, and Paw Patrol blanket.

So, I think it is safe to say at this point that Allie really likes these silly little pups.

Now, on to the review…

The show, in general, is very good. It teaches patience, helpfulness, preparedness, and many other great life lessons that can be instilled in a child at a young age.

I was not aware until I looked up some background information, that Paw Patrol is a Canadian show. It is, in my opinion, a very well made show. I sometimes find myself getting lost in the story. They get into some pretty silly jams and always figure it out together.

Paw Patrol Characters

These are the core Paw Patrol characters who appear in every episode.

Zuma- Is a water loving chocolate lab who loves to surf and drive his super hovercraft to rescues.
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Rocky- is a mix breed who unlike Zuma, is not fond of the water. but loves to recycle and use his super tools to rescue others.
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Rubble- is a playful English Bulldog who loves skateboards, dirt, bubble baths and his digger.
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Skye- is a fearless Cockapoo who flies her helicopter to rescues and does back flips for a super job well done.
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Marshall- a clumsy Dalmatian fire pup who trips over his own paws but always seems to say “I’m okay”.
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Chase- Police German Shepherd always ready to help. Chase is on the case! Allergic to cats and feathers.
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Everest- Husky pup who loves sliding down the ice and snow on her super belly.
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Ryder- The fearless leader, rescuer, teacher of the super Paw Patrol Pups.
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They just added a new pup…

Tracker- a jeep-driving pup with super hearing who lives in the jungle and enjoys playing with the various forms of wildlife there, often utilizes his great hearing abilities to save someone in danger when necessary

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Paw Patrol theme

These pups have a really great brother/sisterhood. They help each other with genuine concern. That teaches more than just compassion. They are always very positive and caring. I am very glad to say that this is Allie’s favorite show.

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If your child also loves the Paw Patrol as much as my little one does then I have a great deal for you. Don’t hesitate to snatch up this deal from Amazon!!(Amazon Link)

What show does your child absolutely love? Let me know in the comments and share this post if you liked it  🙂

Have a wonderful day!

Kristen

Allie’s Mommy 😛

Hello, my name is Kristen Osborne I am a happy mother of one beautiful little girl. Very into the internet and trying out new things.