This article describes what to do about ticks while hiking. It goes over tick prevention, removal, and care after a bite.
Welcome to KGAdventures
Wanting to get outdoors again, but feeling a bit overwhelmed with all the information and on where to begin? You’ve come to the right place.
At KGAdventures, you’ll find information on hiking trails and kayaking launches near you, tips on how to get started and some recommended gear to ensure you have the best experience getting outdoors again. You can use the menu at the top of the page to browse through articles, recommended locations, and anything else you’re looking for.
Getting outdoors again should be easier than it is. We’re here to make sure you have everything you need to feel confident and ready to take on your next outdoor adventure.
If you're new to hiking...
Let’s get you on the trails… safely! New hikers typically fall into one of two categories: (1) people who are a little scared of hiking and want to know how to be prepared or (2) people who just head out in the woods one day, usually unprepared, and hope for the best.
KGAdventures doesn’t want you to be either of those people! We want you to be prepared and confident in your hiking abilities so you can start this new adventure safely and have an amazing time.
Check out some of our most helpful guides below to get you started hiking!
This article details the dangers of hiking and how to prevent them. It answers the question is hiking dangerous and shows you how to stay safe
Is it safe for a woman to hike solo? Learn everything you need to know in order to have a safe, successful, solo hike as a woman.
Planning a 5 mile, 10 mile, or 15+mile hike and wondering how long your hike will take? Check out the guide for calculating hiking speed!
Nature lovers and users want to protect the Earth’s resources. Follow the 7 principles of Leave No Trace to better protect the environment!
New to hiking? This guide will give you the top 10 best hiking tips to give you what you need to get started on your first hiking trail.
If you're new to kayaking...
Welcome to the water! If you’ve paddled before you know how wonderful and fulfilling kayaking can be.
But, we want you to be safe and avoid dangers and injury. Don’t get hurt or stranded while out on your first few trips. Learn what you need to do to prepare so that you can have a safe paddle.
Check out some of our most helpful guides below to get you started kayaking!
New to Kayaking? Want to start kayaking but not sure how to get started kayaking? Check out our ultimate guide to getting stated kayaking.
Is kayaking dangerous? Check out the 12 dangers of kayaking and how to prepare for all of them while on the water.
Have a sore thumb after kayaking? Learn all about Kayakers thumb and what to do to prevent the pain in the future.
Want to know if life jackets are required for adults when kayaking in your state? Check out this complete breakdown by state.
New kayaks comes with styrofoam and you may wonder if it can be removed. Learn whether you can remove the styrofoam from your kayak here.
Planing a kayaking adventure, but wondering if kayaking in a lake is dangerous? Learn what to watch out for if you’ll be lake kayaking.
If you're here for recommendations....
Then we have several for you! Our menu above can navigate you to several trails and kayaking launches in the Connecticut and New York regions. Exploring our beautiful area of the country is incredible and we want you to enjoy it as well.
But if you’re looking for a shortlist of places to try check out our guides below:
Looking for where to hike near Connecticut or New York in June 2022? Look no further – get 4 hiking recommendations for June 2022
Looking for where to hike near Connecticut or New York in May 2022? Look no further – get 4 hiking recommendations for May 2022
Looking for where to hike near Connecticut or New York in April 2022? Look no further – get 4 hiking recommendations for April 2022
The Great Swamp wildlife area in New York is a massive wildlife habitat accessible by paddle craft only. Get the full guide here!
The Charles E. Wheeler wildlife area is a tidal marsh accessible to kayaks and has a maze of waterways to explore! Get the guide here!
Norwalk Islands are a little known, beautiful escape into a local nature preserve. Accessible by boat/kayak only and with campsites to enjoy!
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