If you like hiking but aren’t sure where to go, hook up with one of many volunteer-led hikes in the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District preserves.
These free hikes are a great week to see a new area, and learn something too. They're led by trained docents. Hikes are listed by difficulty level. They do have some specifically for kids, though I don’t see any of those listed for the upcoming months.
But there are several flat hikes (perfect for my slowpoke complaining son), including one titled Slimy Slugs at Purisma Creek Redwoods (3/22/09) and an Introduction to Geocaching at Russian Ridge (4/5/09).
Some hikes require reservations, which can only be made within two weeks of the hike, but it’s free.
Thank you to Elizabeth for telling me about these! Check out her blog, Tech for Luddites.