It's another really nice mid-January day on the SouthCoast perfect for getting out and finding mittens.

Thinking of sneaking in an after school walk with the kids? Then this Dartmouth trail could be the perfect spot.

"Lost" on the trail through Paskamansett Woods are some big, colorful mittens and the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust trail crew needs your help to find them.

The DNRT is asking hikers to find the mittens hidden in the woods then take a picture in front of one and email it to to let them know how many you found.

All mittens are said to be hidden before the stone bridge and searching for them puts you in a raffle to win a copy of Jan Brett’s The Mitten.

Sounds like a super fun edition to your usual hike and a great way to get the kids out into nature.

I know when I take my daughter out for a walk on the local nature trails we usually add some sort of scavenger hunt aspect to out travels.

Keeping her occupied looking for pine cones, animal tracks, etc makes a plain, old walk in the woods much more fun for her and her being entertained means a longer walk for me. Win-win.

I know she'd love the idea of looking for as many mittens as we could in the woods. Maybe your little hikers would too.

It looks like the mittens should be out in Paskamansett Woods for about the next month. So when we get a bit of a winter warm up, why not head out and find some.

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