Resources for Parents
WinterKids' vision is that all kids are healthy and fit because they are outdoors, active, and having fun in the winter-- and year-round. Check out these great resources to keep your family healthy and active in any season!
Activities For Kids
- 12 Things To Do In Winter
12 activities to get your kids outside and active in the winter.
- Healthy Maine Walks
Healthy Maine Walks is the most comprehensive listing of walking routes in the state.
- Macaroni Kid
Featuring kid-friendly events and activities.
- Portland Kids Calendar
The parents' help desk for all things fun in Greater Portland.
- Portland Trails
Portland Trails creates and maintains a network of trails and green spaces that connect people with the outdoors.
- WinterKids FunPass
Offering Maine’s youngest children, from preschool through 4th grade, the chance to try cross country skiing and snowshoeing on groomed trails-- for free!
- WinterKids Passport
Offering free and discounted tickets to winter activity areas around the state! Skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, tubing, ice skating and more!
- Summer Trail Challenge
Take the midcoast Summer Trail Challenge! Get outdoors. Have fun. Win prizes!
- 7 Steps to a Backyard Playground for Kids
Advice to make the best use of your yard for your kids.
- Bicycle Safety Issues
Teach your kids the rules of the road.
- Parents Guide to First Aid
Safety and first aid tips for parents.
- Winter Weather: Dressing for the Cold
Dress your kids safely, so they may enjoy the winter.
- Summer Weather Safety
Beat the summer heat safely.
- Swimming: Home Pool Safety
Advice from the Red Cross on maintaining a safe environment around your swimming pool.
- Alliance For A Healthier Generation
A catalyst for children’s health working with schools, companies, community organizations, healthcare professionals and families to transform the conditions and systems that lead to healthier kids.
- Healthy Maine Partnerships
Dedicated to helping Maine people live longer and healthier.
- Let's Go
A nationally recognized childhood obesity prevention program implemented throughout Maine.
- Let’s Move!
A comprehensive initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation.
- Safe Routes to School
A Maine based effort to enhance children’s health and well-being and boost academic performance.
- We Can!
Ways to Enhance Children's Activity & Nutrition is a national movement designed to give parents, caregivers, and entire communities a way to help children 8 to 13 years old stay at a healthy weight.
- Appalachian Mountain Club, Maine Chapter
America’s oldest conservation and recreation organization.
- Bike Coalition of Maine
The statewide voice of cyclists, leading the effort to make Maine better for biking.
- Great Maine Outdoor Weekend
A series of events led by outdoor oriented organizations and companies to celebrate the how, where, and what of being active outside in Maine.
- Learn to Ski and Snowboard
Encouraging new skiers and snowboarders to learn and improve their skills.
- L.L Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools
Book summer courses to learn archery, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and more!
- Maine Division of Public Parks and Lands
Protecting and managing the natural and cultural resources of Maine.
- Maine Recreation and Park Association
Working to increase recreational opportunities and promote a healthy lifestyle for Maine citizens of all ages.
Promoting youth development and leadership through adventure, healthy communities and living sustainably.
- Sail Maine
A non-profit organization formed to support sailing in Maine at the community level.
- Ski Maine Association
Representing the alpine and Nordic ski industry of Maine.
Resources, websites and links to programs that help get kids interested in snow sports, and out on the slopes!