Ellen Pocost can’t imagine a better place to live and raise children than Westchester County. Her all-time favorite spot is Manor Park in Larchmont, which, on a summer evening at magic hour, is just like something out of an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. She lives with her husband, son, two stepsons, and a rescue dog, and considers her successfully blended family to be her greatest personal accomplishment.
Hiking in the great outdoors and rock climbing -- whether indoors or out -- are both wonderful opportunities for families to exercise together while having fun. And though both sports have their risks, even young children can be successful and safe with the right planning and preparation. Check out our roundup of articles below for all you need to know before going hiking or climbing with your kids in the New York City area (and beyond!).
Wondering if your child is too young to specialize in one sport? Monica Holmes, founder of a youth fitness consulting firm in Harlem, explains what age is best to begin specialization and why your child should try out multiple sports at first.
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