we packed up for a day trip drove an hour to go to minekill state park. spent the day having a picnic lunch, hiked 6 miles, played on the playgrounds, and went swimming. we were all exhausted, stopped at few farm stands and stopped at a diner on the way home for dinner. State parks offer so much to do and at a cheaper cost. Might even get the family to abandon modern conveinece and camp without cell phone reception.