Ten family-friendly hikes in New England
Jeff Romano for The Boston Globe
Now is a perfect time to plan a family hiking adventure. Fortunately, the region is blessed with a variety of trails that are both challenging and rewarding for people of all ages. Add any of these outings to an upcoming itinerary and discover some of the regions most beautiful flora, fauna, and landscapes. To ensure your trek is a memorable one, it is important to plan accordingly. First, choose a destination with an achievable outcome for young legs and one with many natural features to entertain. Second, be prepared with sunscreen, insect repellent, and more clothes, food, and water than you think are needed. Lastly, expect to move at a leisurely pace, especially while hiking with young children. Relax and enjoy the many rocks, sticks, and critters encountered along the way.