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Expanding on a post I wrote more than a year ago, I’m going to share more of the best mobile apps for families exploring the great outdoors. My sons are techie, especially my older one. So, I’ve discovered some mobile apps to help bridge the gap between modern tech and enjoying nature. Load some of these for your next adventure outdoors.
I’ve hunted down, “Field Guide,” apps to help you field all your child’s questions about native plants and wildlife; listed every *Official* US State & Nat’l Park app I could find and included some apps that will make finding local outdoor adventures right around the corner.
Finding Your Outdoors
Get outdoors your way with these apps designed to help you locate outdoor recreation suitable for you and your family.
ParksNReviews (free) – Website, Android, iPhone
Find just the right outdoor location with the ParksNReviews website or app. With over 15,000 parks listed, you’re bound to find destinations near you to enjoy your favorite outdoor activities. Download the app and instantly access information about outdoor recreation opportunities within a 25 mile radius. You can narrow your search results by choosing the exact amenities/activities you’re looking for from playgrounds, dog parks, or just a quiet natural place.
AllTrails (free) – Website, Android, iPhone
This awesome app has free & pro versions. Locate trails (along with other activities/facilities) near you, keep track of your completed trails, share trails with friends and save them for offline use. It’s a pretty nifty app to have and may help you make many discoveries while travelling or hanging in your own neighborhood!
Parkopolo (free) – iPhone
This iPhone only app helps you find just the right National Park for you by allowing you to searchby name, distance & activities. Once you find the park you’re looking for you’ll also find details including directions, hours, and contact information.
There is this modern-day “treasure hunting,” game that uses GPS coordinates to lead you to hidden caches just about everywhere you can imagine. Just sign up & learn how to play at geocaching.com. Then, download one of the apps and you’re on your way!
c:geo – The Free Geocaching App on Google Play Store | iTunes?
Geocaching.com Official App – $10 on Google Play Store | iTunes