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Hiking with Kids at Kiptopeke State Park

Homeschooling Field Trip to Kiptopeke State Park

My family will be moving overseas to Naples, Italy. In the mean-time, I have decided to homeschool our children to bridge the gap between duty stations. Our family uses “Torchlight” curriculum for our homeschooling adventures. Torchlight is a secular curriculum that is based on literature. Our curriculum suggests field trips once a week. Here are a few pictures and some information about our recent field trip to Kiptopeke State Park in Cape Charles, VA.

We didn’t “plan” our field trip. My husband and I woke up, googled “kid-friendly hikes near me” and Kiptopeke State Park in Cape Charles VA popped up in the results. I must say, this park is fantastic! It has a little of everything. The wooden trails and gravel paths are well-kept and perfect for hiking with children. It’s very kid-friendly! In addition to hiking trails, there is camping, bird observatory decks, a large playground, and a beachfront! A day pass to the park is only $7 and there are modern and clean bathroom facilities.

While the kids are learning about colors and textures found in nature I’m taking photographs! I brought one of my more versatile lenses, the Sigma Art 24-105 mm f/4.0. The wide-angle and the ability to zoom is great for following my family around Kiptopeke State Park on a beautiful day.

The images turned out really good! As you can see there was a lot to look at! I really enjoyed editing these images; the colors just pop! Ordinary things in nature can really look extraordinary when captured with the right light; even the bugs.

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If you want to see more photos of the natural beauty in Virginia check out this sunrise at Cape Henry Lighthouse.

Cape Henry Lighthouse at Fort Story Beach
Cape Henry Lighthouse at Fort Story in Virginia Beach

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