We have been doing geocaching as a way to get our kids outside. It does seem a bit silly to search for tupperware hidden in the woods. However, it is a great way to get exercise and challenge ourselves to find the cache. Our GPS unit, which cost around $150, does a good job of getting us to the area. We stay mostly around our home in Carver County, Minnesota. It also takes us to areas, mostly parks and trails, we have never been to, in Victora, Chaska and Chanhassen.
I will be looking for places to explore the next time we travel. We have been all over the west, around the Great Lakes, and to Canada the last few years. Last year at this time, we drove out to North Dakota to visit Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Since it was snowing, we had the place to ourselves.