6 Kid-Friendly Parks on the East Coast

6 Kid-Friendly Parks on the East Coast

By Michelle Valenti

Looking for a weekend getaway for your family? These campgrounds are filled with activities that cater to kids.

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Nantasket Beach State Reservation

Hull, MA

A popular New England resort for centuries, Nantasket draws large summer crowds. Be sure to take the kids for a spin on the historic Paragon Carousel. Read More ?

Family Hike

Pawtuckaway State Park

Nottingham, New Hampshire

A large pavilion, with stone fireplace and grassy area for games, is perfect for group outings. Rent canoes and paddle boats on site, hike to the wildlife marsh, or just play and relax at the beach. Read More ?


Leesylvania State Park

Woodbridge, Virginia

Just 25 miles from D.C., Leesylvania is brimming with Revolutionary War history. Hiking trails in the park hit several scenic overlooks on the Potomac River, where fishing and boating are popular activities. Nearby water parks, golf courses and museums offer exciting outings. Read More ?

Pocahontas State Park

Chesterfield, Virginia

In addition to an Olympic-sized swimming pool at the campground, families can enjoy the Pocahontas Premieres, concert series, nature and history programs, and the nearby Ironbridge Sports Park equipped with batting cages and mini golf. You can also find horseback riding lessons and tours at local farms. Read More ?

Mountain Biking

Alafia River State Park

Lithia, Florida

Endurance athletes will love the 40 miles of hiking and biking trails, not to mention a number of races held in the park, including the Red Hills Triathlon. In addition to boating, fishing and wildlife viewing, a full calendar of events and workshops are sure to keep the entire family entertained. Read More ?

Family Canoe

Oleta River State Park

North Miami, Florida

Just outside bustling Miami, Biscayne Bay offers kayaking, canoeing, mountain biking, saltwater fishing and more. Bike and boat rentals, plus a youth group camping area, are available in the park. Read More ?

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