Sometimes, when our son is dragging his heels on a trail, we turn to games and fun activities to try to help motivate him. The kinds of games we choose depend on his specific mood (“I’m bored” is a different than, oh, say, wanting to get off the trail). If you follow what we do, you know that our sticker maps have long been one kind of activity we’ve been doing (you can read our bio to learn more about how all that started).
Here are a few other favorites activities that have also worked pretty well.
Want to a quick family getaway that's close to home? Then head on over to Tryon Creek State Park in southwest Portland.With its lush forest habitat, giant stumps, and babbling creek beds, the park feels like it's worlds away.
The park is situated in a dense second-growth forested canyon, and includes numerous benches, stumps, and exploring spots to linger over a snack, exercise the imagination, and take in the lush forest habitat.
Bryna R. Campbell