It can be challenging to figure out how to get outside with kids during the winter. Sometimes the ground is covered in a blanket of snow as deep as some toddlers are tall!
Luckily there are plenty of organizations who offer low-cost or free, family friendly outings to help you make the most of this season. Find a few opportunities below.
Guided Family Snowshoe Hikes
Snowshoeing is easy for kids and beginners to pick up, and it’s cheaper than skiing. Snowshoes provide more maneuverability than skis or snowboards, so you can practice it pretty much anywhere snow covers the ground.
There are a few guided snowshoe hikes coming up. Each one covers the basics of snowshoeing and many will also include interesting winter ecology tidbits.
Chelan-Douglas Land Trust and City of Wenatchee Parks & Recreation Department will offer guided snowshoe hikes for the whole family on Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. at Squilchuck State Park. There is a small fee. Snowshoes are provided. Contact Sascha Smith at the Parks & Rec Department to register (888-3283 or ssmith@wenatcheeWA.gov).