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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!

Child Safety


Health Organizations

  • 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.

Outdoor Organizations