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Celebrating Father's Day in an eco-friendly way

"The best dad in the world" created by Thomas Milburn
"The best dad in the world" created by Thomas Milburn
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Father’s Day is quickly approaching, so now is the time to think about what us children can do for our dads on this special day. Well this may not be such a hard task with the amount of events going on in Maryland.The Chesapeake Family website has a list of things we can do to celebrate Father’s Day as well as the earth. For instance, The National Wildlife Visitor Center in Laurel is having a session about how animal dads protect and care for their babies; Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary is having a cool fish print artwork and then a hiking session with dads; the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons is having a cruise and brunch, as well as an evening cruise; and Irvine Nature Center in Owings Mills is having an observation feeding time with animals.

Another option of celebrating Father’s Day is taking dad out to enjoy some fresh air. Maryland has some really great hiking trails all over. According to National Geographic’s AllTrails these made the top best 5 trails in Maryland: Overlook Trail in Potomac, Appalachian Trail: Snickers Gap to Blackburn Trail Center and Interstate 70 to Turners Gap, and Sugarloaf Mountain: Blue Trail Loop.

If maybe getting outdoors isn’t an option the common tradition of having a cookout is always fun. A propane grill is the better choice, but if you have a charcoal grill purchase lump charcoal (pure charcoal) because it emits less CO2 emissions and doesn’t contain the additives that most other charcoal contains. Look for the farm-friendly, grass fed burgers as well if your dad is not up to eating veggie burgers. There are plenty of ways to celebrate our dads in an ecofriendly, healthy way this Father’s Day.