Well, we did it! Twelve months of hiking in a different place each month! We managed to get ourselves outside and on the trails not only when the weather was nice or it was easy to get out the door, but also during the frigid cold of last winter in Buffalo, and even when we had a newborn baby. I’m really proud that we made a commitment and stuck to it, as a family, all year long (even if it was a fun commitment to explore our local hiking trails and get out hiking on vacations). It was a wonderful year, full of big breaths of fresh air, warm sunshine on our faces, and lots of joy as we explored together as a family. And in case you missed any of our recaps, I’ve gathered links to each of them here.
January: Reinstein Woods Nature Preserve (Cheektowaga, New York)
February: Knox Farm State Park (East Aurora, New York)
March: Como Lake Park (Lancaster, New York)
April: Times Beach Nature Preserve (Buffalo, New York)
May: Darien Lakes State Park (Darien Center, New York)
June: Sprague Brook Park (Glenwood, New York)
July: Great Falls National Park (Great Falls, Virginia)
August: Eternal Flame Trail, Chestnut Ridge Park (Orchard Park, New York)
September: Niagara Falls State Park (Niagara Falls, New York) – with Rebecca!
October: Letchworth State Park (Castile, New York)
November: Bear Lake, Rocky Mountain National Park (Estes Park, Colorado)
December: Tifft Nature Preserve (Buffalo, New York)
Happy trails, indeed! We put feet on so many beautiful trails last year. Here’s to another year of fabulous hiking in 2016!