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Fun (and Safe) Attractions for Families


If you’ve been quarantining at home since March, odds are stir crazy doesn’t even begin to cover it. Families in particular have been extra cautious since COVID-19 started spreading in the US. Although caution is good, research has shown that there are plenty of safe ways to get out of the house. Here’s a look at a few ideas for your family’s next outing:


Nature Day Trips

The great outdoors offer fresh air, sunlight, and relatively little risk:


  • Most research suggests that the virus doesn’t spread as well outdoors, although mask usage and social distancing still matter.

  • Nature centers like Mossy Bank Park are fun and educational, so they’re great for little kids.

  • Older children could enjoy the challenge of heading to a local hiking path.

  • You can also find plenty of ways to enjoy nature right in your own backyard!


Camping as a Family

Need a vacation? You should try camping! However, it’s important to determine whether parks allow camping before you set out for adventure. Mossy Bank Park does NOT allow camping or campfires, so plan your trip accordingly!



Opportunities to Learn

These outings get you out of the house and expand your kids’ worldview:



Fighting cabin fever is tricky right now, but there are ways to get out and about without putting your family or your community at risk. Remember to wear a mask and keep at least six feet between yourself and anyone outside of your household on your outing. By following these precautions, we can enjoy the world while keeping one another safe.


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