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Abby Goes to Little Woods at Freedom Park



Freedom Park, Pleasant Valley New York

Swinging from a tepee
Little woods

One awesome spring break activity we got to try is Little Woods in Freedom Park. It is located on Skidmore Rd. in Pleasant Valley, NY which is easily accessible from the Taconic Parkway and Rte. 55.

Little Woods

When we arrived, we weren't sure where to go. I ended up texting a friend. However, before they could text me back, I luckily found the trail head. If you just walk straight back following the stream on your left and go behind the playground to the left side, you will see the trail-head. 

We stumbled upon all these little educational spots in the woods. There were plaques that where you could read about different animal and plant species, things to climb on, and things to explore. 

Interactive Trail

The fairy village was just magical and a great place to stop for a water break. Abby kept knocking on the fairy doors to see if anyone was home. Guess what we will be building in our backyard this year? Stay tuned for that blog post on our sister blog!


The tepee stop was also a big hit. This where we stopped and had an awesome, impromptu sword fight. Yes, we play with sticks. No judgement.

I cringed a little crawling around in the leaves as I forgot to put on tick spray. I don't need either of us getting a tick illness. I had one a few years ago that mimicked malaria and I started hallucinating in middle of night that bat people were coming from their cave to steal our cable. My husband still laughs about the bat people. So don't forget your tick and bug spray!
Climbing in woods
The sky started to look really nasty.  So I let Abby climb over this climbing structure before heading down path to car. 

I let her jump in all the puddles all over the parking lot. Just as she got back to the car to get changed, the sky opened up. I stripped her nude, got her in car and had her do a quick change in there. Honestly, we got more soaked from rain going through McDonald's drive thru on the way home.

I was super impressed with how my child, age 3,  didn't ask for "uppies" once. Honestly, I think she was a marsupial in a past life the way she clings to me. She happily walked through the mile or so of woods eager to learn at every turn. I highly recommend Little Woods. It's great for all the tiny, free spirited, adventurers. Abby girl approved. 

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