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    Trails for Kids

    I've been pulling the kids in a chariot for some time now. For the first time last weekend I took them to the pump track at Russell Mill to let them ride. I have two boys (5 and 3) and they both LOVED it!! Now, all I need to do is find some other trails in the area that aren't too intimidating that keeps it interesting for them.

    The trails don't need to be super smooth like Russell Mill. My kids like it when it's bumpy. But I'm still looking for fairly short, flat loops that they can run repeats on and build some skills . Any suggestions?

    My oldest rides a bike with no gears and coaster brakes. The youngest rides a strider balance bike but he's a champ on it and on the verge of switching to pedals

    I'm thinking there might be sections at Cutler?
    What about Ponkapaug Pond at Blue Hills?
    We have done a bit of riding along the Charles River trail...

    Anything else you've taken your kids on with success?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbuch View Post
    I've been pulling the kids in a chariot for some time now. For the first time last weekend I took them to the pump track at Russell Mill to let them ride. I have two boys (5 and 3) and they both LOVED it!! Now, all I need to do is find some other trails in the area that aren't too intimidating that keeps it interesting for them.

    The trails don't need to be super smooth like Russell Mill. My kids like it when it's bumpy. But I'm still looking for fairly short, flat loops that they can run repeats on and build some skills . Any suggestions?

    My oldest rides a bike with no gears and coaster brakes. The youngest rides a strider balance bike but he's a champ on it and on the verge of switching to pedals

    I'm thinking there might be sections at Cutler?
    What about Ponkapaug Pond at Blue Hills?
    We have done a bit of riding along the Charles River trail...

    Anything else you've taken your kids on with success?

    Not to be rude or anything, but there was a pretty good thread on this a few months back:
    Kid friendly terrain in MA

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    I've been to quite a few. My kids (5-8) also live the pump track. We pack a lunch and spend hours there. Both my kids rode the loops Great Brook and Plummers on a Strider. My youngest even rode Vietnam on a Strider.

    Anyways...the ones we like are..

    Landlocked
    Great Brook
    Russell Mills
    Adams Farm
    Ribbon Candy/Plummers Landing

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