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4 Nature Bloggers Who Will Inspire Your Outdoor Adventures

The great indoors is awfully tempting in the winter. Though we all know how important nature connection is for kids, it can still be tough to uncurl ourselves from the iPad to get out there. To inspire you, we've asked four Seattle-based writers who write about outdoor adventures for ParentMap (and who have blogs of their own that are chock full of ideas) to chime in about what gets them out the door in the dark months.

Rachel McClary1. Rachel McClary, early childhood educator and blogger at RightFromtheStart

Winter nature activity: Go exploring: looking for Winnie the Pooh in the Hundred Acre Wood, finding natural materials, spotting letter shapes in nature, searching for a Gruffalo’s cave, or looking for a stickman. Having grown up by the sea I also love to visit the beach in the winter when it is both wild and peaceful.

Place to explore: A lot of our exploring is done in our own garden where we can take a break for a hot chocolate if necessary but we also love woodlands and beaches. For a longer trip we love the hike to Rattlesnake Ledge as the view at the top is tremendous.

Favorite outdoor winter gear: For the kids, I love their all-in-one rainsuits.

Favorite quote: "The best classroom and the richest cupboard is roofed only by the sky" - Margaret McMillan

Don't miss: Rachel's article on playing outside in the dark

>Next:  Jennifer Kakutani, MermaidCity

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