New research indicates outdoor time in nature fosters healthy child development. A new study from the University of British Columbia shows that “access to greenspace from a very young age can help ensure good social, emotional and mental development among children.”

Here in Milford, we’re so fortunate to have a number of playgrounds and fun outdoor spaces to explore. Milford Thrives also hosts second Saturday family-friendly hikes — be sure to check the Milford Kids Thrive calendar for details and meeting spots.