10 Super Fun Ways to Keep Cool This Summer

You wake up in the morning and go through your normal routine. It’s going to be a good day- you’re […]

Special Ways to Celebrate the Summer Solstice with your Family

WHAT IS THE SUMMER SOLSTICE Oh, wonderful summer! Just saying the word brings on thoughts of long days, short nights, […]

Meet Hike it Baby Board Member & Dad: Julio Soria

This Father’s Day, we would love to take a minute to introduce one of our newest Board Members and Hike […]

Children & Nature Network and Bring it Outside Family Festival Event

In May, Hike it Baby attended the Children & Nature Network Inside Out Conference in Atlanta, Georgia which is “is […]

Hike it Baby Bring it Outside Event: Mother’s Day at the Park

Hike it Baby recently had the pleasure of hosting a Bring it Outside event in Elizabeth New Jersey, in partnership […]

Life in Motion

From school to activities, the workweek to weekend adventures, life as a family is always in motion. We believe in […]

Mi Madre Tierra de Oaxaca: Alejandrina’s Story

This blog is part of our Elevating Voices series in partnership with    Meet Alejandria Felipe. Ale is one of […]

Favorite Baby Camping Foods

Created in partnership with Morrison Outdoors. Bringing your baby camping and enjoying the great outdoors together is a dream for […]

How to Dress Baby for Cold-Weather Camping

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR FRIENDS AT MORRISON OUTDOORS The term “camping” may bring to mind warm summer nights and hot […]

Tips for Sleeping in a Tent With Baby

Created in partnership with Morrison Outdoors. One of the biggest stress-inducing aspects of parenting a baby is getting them to […]

Turn the Blues Green: A New Resource for Postpartum Moms

Turn the Blues Green I was exhausted after the long labor that gave birth to my first child. My body […]

Essential Baby Camping Gear

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR FRIENDS AT MORRISON OUTDOORS Camping is such an awesome adventure – from long scenic hikes during […]

The “Unplugged” Family Challenge

In partnership with our friends at Retrospec What is Earth Day? Earth Day found its start in 1970 as a […]

Exploring Nature with Your Senses: Hearing

While wandering through nature, we all take in our surroundings using our senses. We smell flowers, touch tree bark, listen […]

Exploring Nature with Your Senses: Sight

While wandering through nature, we all take in our surroundings using our senses. We smell flowers, touch tree bark, listen […]

How to Choose a Baby-Friendly Campsite

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR FRIENDS AT MORRISON OUTDOORS Camping while your kiddos are babies can be an incredible experience, making […]

How to Take a Sensory Bike Ride

In partnership with our friends at Burley Going for a bike ride can be a great way to engage your […]

Water and Wetlands Initiative

 A collaboration for Early Environmental Awareness between Hike it Baby and Joules. Together we can raise the next generation to […]

Babywearing in the Rain

Does the thought of babywearing on rainy days sound like a daunting, seemingly impossible task? You’re not alone. When I […]

Growing Up Outdoors (Part 3)

WELCOME TO THE THIRD AND FINAL POST OF A THREE PART SERIES FROM OUR GUEST BLOGGER, MARY FINLEY! MARY SHARES […]

We Got Your Back: Madison WI

Hike it Baby recently participated in an open house  with the Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies at the University of […]

Keeping Your Family Warm on the Trail this Winter

As we head into winter and have the added challenge of trying to stay warm, one of the most common […]

Winter Adventure Basics

A Visual Guide created in partnership with our friends at Turtlefur. (en español abajito!) Whether it is your first time […]

Wox Presents: Winter Frozen Crafts!

Wox knows that sometimes getting outside looks less like a walk, and more like stepping out of the door to […]

Growing Up Outdoors (Part 2)

Welcome to Part 2 of a three part series from our guest blogger, Mary Finley! Mary Shares her story of […]

2021 Executive Director’s Message & Annual Report

To view our 2020-2021 annual report, please click here Unprecedented. Resilient. Pivot. Survive. 2020 and 2021 brought SO. MANY. CHALLENGES, […]

Growing Up Outdoors (Part 1)

Welcome to this three part series from our guest blogger, Mary Finley! Mary shares her story of raising her kids […]

Layering Basics to Keep the Kids Cozy This Winter

We’ve all heard it before: “It’s too cold to go outside.” However, we believe that getting outside and enjoying nature […]

10 Ways to Stay Motivated to Hike While Pregnant

Okay, moms, let’s be real, being motivated to hike when you’re pregnant can be really, really hard. If it’s not […]

Creative Ideas to Celebrate the Winter Solstice with Young Children

What is the Winter Solstice? It’s beginning to feel a lot like winter in many places across the United States. […]

5 Simple Gratitude Nature Activities for Kids

It’s the time of year when we focus and reflect on everything we are grateful for. We all have people, […]

Hike it Baby Book Club: Grateful for Nature

As we focus on this season of gratitude, the Hike it Baby Book Club has compiled some awesome book selections […]

Hike it Baby Works With Community Partners to Invite Families To Bring It Outside at Neighborhood Park in Gresham, OR

Last weekend we had the opportunity to help organize and co-host a Fall Adventure event for families in the Rockwood […]

Playing Under the Winter Stars

It was dinner time, and frustration was high.  Cooped up inside all day, I was anxious to get my two […]

Hike it Baby Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Workshop with Mante Malepo

Last month Hike it Baby invited me to participate in a diversity, equity and inclusion training hosted by DEI advisor […]

Explore the Spooky Side of Nature this Fall

It’s that time of year. The air is cooler, the leaves are changing colors and brightening up the trees and […]

Books to Help You Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day

On October 11, we celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day, recognizing the Native Americans as the first inhabitants of the land we […]

Bring it Outside Family Hiking Workshops: Our First Summer Series

This summer we launched our first Bring it Outside family hiking workshop series.  In the series, families from underrepresented and […]

Exploring Nature with Your Senses: Taste

While wandering through nature, we all take in our surroundings using our senses. We smell flowers, touch tree bark, listen […]

Exploring Nature with Your Senses: Touch

While wandering through nature, we all take in our surroundings using our senses. We smell flowers, touch tree bark, listen […]

10 Ways to Squeeze Nature into Your Busy Schedule

September tends to be one of the busiest months for families. Between back-to-school chaos and busy work and activity schedules, […]

30 Easy, Free Ways to get your Family Outside this Month

Numerous studies have shown that a little bit of what we like to call “nature therapy” can go a long […]

Exploring Nature with Your Senses: Smell

While wandering through nature, we all take in our surroundings using our senses. We smell flowers, touch tree bark, listen […]

On the Subject of Footprints- An Early Environmental Awareness Initiative

 A collaboration for Early Environmental Awareness between Hike it Baby and Joules. Together we can raise the next generation to […]

How to Visit a National Park with Kids

The United States has some incredible protected lands open for exploration. Aside from the 63 National Parks to choose from, […]

Kids Explain: Bugs and Bug Bites

In partnership with Natrapel We asked some of our community’s youngest “experts” the questions we’ve all been dying to have […]

Together We Hike 2021

Can you believe Hike it Baby has been at it for eight years? Eight years of empowering families to confidently […]

Hiking my Way to Happiness

The joke among my friends for many years was that a depressing day for me was the same as most […]

Bike it Baby!! Biking with Kids from Trailers to Training Wheels

In partnership with the awesome team over at Burley Photo: Michelle Pearl Gee @michellepearl It’s as simple as riding a […]

Story of a Stay-at-home-Dad

Originally posted August 2016. When I decided to leave my job as a mental health professional to become a full […]

How Has Your Dad Influenced Your Love of the Outdoors?

Originally posted June 2020. As a community of families who love the outdoors (or who are learning to love it), […]

Benefits and Tips for Enjoying Water Play this Summer

Summer has always been my favorite time of year, with its longer days, higher temperatures, and lots of outdoor fun […]

How Hiking Brought Me Back from Post Partum Darkness

Originally posted July 2015. I was raised in the Southern California Mountains. I had a father who instilled a love […]

Kids to Parks Day: Ideas for Enjoying the Park

Originally posted May 2019. May 15 is national Kids to Parks™ Day. Kids to Parks Day encourages children and families […]

Go Take a Hike

Go Take a Hike: A Three-Generation Tradition of Hiking the Sabino Canyon By Karen Francis-McWhite I distinctly recall a time […]

2021 Mothers Day Gift Guide

The Gift of Shared Experiences In partnership with LL Bean If there’s one thing that holds true for everyone in […]

Reclaiming My Path: One Mom’s Journey to Hiking Washington’s Wonderland Trail

By Karen Francis-McWhite It looked like a whim. But when I decided to backpack the Wonderland Trail, a 93-mile trek […]

Outdoor Scavenger Hunt Ideas

Kid complaining that they are bored? Have you tried everything to help get your children out of the house and […]

7 Black Outdoor Organizations Making a Difference that Everyone Should Know

“You never know how or when you’ll have an impact, or how important your example can be to someone else.” […]

Meet the Hike it Baby Team: Office Manager, Elicia Giffin

Elicia Giffin has served as Office Manager at Hike it Baby for a year. Her main responsibilities are responding to […]