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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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), […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Create an Outdoor Legacy for Your Children

“We must begin thinking like a river if we are to leave a legacy of beauty and life for future […]

Community, Mission and Time Outdoors: Hike it Baby 2020 Year in Review

It’s Been Quite a Year  Thanks 2020, it’s been real. Australian bushfires, a long-overdue cry for social justice and reform, […]

Meet Emma Carsey, Hike it Baby Membership Manager

Emma Carsey, Membership Manager for Hike it Baby As Membership Manager, Emma Carsey is responsible for all major Hike it […]

Discover the Wonder of Winter with the My Winter Workbook

The Wonder of Winter Hike it Baby and Joules have partnered to create a free, downloadable My Winter Workbook (available […]

How Spending Time in Nature Has Helped Parents to Reduce Stress and Feel Better

Make Spending Time in Nature a Priority this Holiday We have reached that busy, exciting, tiring time of year again, […]

Celebrate Nature With Our Thankful for Nature Journal – Free Download!

Celebrate Nature with the Thankful for Nature Journal 2020 has been a year like no other. Between a global pandemic […]

Three Easy Ways to Teach Your Kids the Importance of Voting

Voting is one of the most fundamental actions of a democratic system.  In 2016 only 46% of people between the […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Keira Wickliffe Berger Family Trail Guide Co-Captain

Keira Wickliffe Berger Branch Ambassador for Westchester County, NY, Co-Team Captain for the Family Trail Guide team, volunteer on tech […]

The Benefits of Fostering a Nature Journaling Habit for Kids

This is the first part of a two-part series about nature journaling. In this article, we’ll cover the benefits of […]

How to Create a Nature Journaling Habit with Your Kids

This is part two of our nature journaling series. In part one we explore the benefits of fostering a nature […]

Five Spooky Nature Adventures

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables October—it’s […]

Is Your City Involved in the 10 Minute Walk Initiative?

Have you heard about the 10 Minute Walk Initiative?! No? Well, if you think that increasing access to parks and […]

Backyard Camping: An Epic Adventure Right Outside Your Door

This summer, the days have felt especially long. Due to COVID, I find myself saying “no” and “we can’t” a […]

9 Diverse Children’s Nature Books to Add to Your Collection

As parents, focused on being outdoors and immersing our children in nature, we often tend to bring the outside indoors […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Dustin Thorley, Hike it Baby 30 Team Captain & Social Media Co-Captain

Dustin Thorley Hike it Baby 30 Team Captain, Social Media Co-Captain Hike it Baby Brockville, ON Founding Branch Ambassador   […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Jen Grenter, Branches/Data Team Captain

Jen Grenter Branches/Data Team Captain Branch Ambassador, Hike it Baby Chester & Montgomery County, PA Jen Grenter is the Hike […]

How the Practice of Forest Bathing Helped Me Reset My Mood, Perspective, and Wellbeing

One mom’s story of how forest bathing, the act of simply being in nature, helped to reset her mood, perspective, […]

Addressing Racial Disparity and Taking Action for Change at Hike it Baby

Dear Hike it Baby Community, I find myself shaken to the core and vehemently angry about the injustice and loss […]

Why It’s Important We Go Outside, From a Mom’s Perspective

Moms, we got you Being a mom is hard. There is no right or wrong way to do it, no […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Michelle Robinson, Mentor Team Captain

Michelle Robinson – Mentor Team Captain New Ambassador Training support Hike it Baby Brockville, ON Founding Branch Ambassador Michelle Robinson […]

Thank You to the COVID-19 Helpers in the Hike it Baby Community

There is no denying this has been a tough few months for everyone. We are all playing a role in […]

Dedicated Volunteers Keep Hike it Baby Moving Forward

According to the Oxford dictionary, a volunteer is a person who freely offers to take part in an enterprise or […]

Judgement of Others in the Time of COVID-19

Hello, fellow Hike it Baby families. I am writing to you today with very mixed emotions. Our state just made […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Lacey Stock, Family Trail Guide Co-Captain and Rock Star Volunteer

Lacey Stock – Family Trail Guide Co-Captain Tech Support Team member Calendar Team member Branch Ambassador for the Kenai Peninsula […]

Ideas to Get Outside with Your Family When Parks and Trails Are Closed

It is the 14th day my family and I have self-quarantined due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. Though it […]

How to Host a Virtual Hike or Virtual Outdoor Activity

We live in an age of incredible technology that allows us all to remain connected even when we are worlds […]

Meet the Hike it Baby Team: Executive Director, Jessica Carrillo Alatorre

Jessica Carrillo Alatorre is the Executive Director of Hike it Baby. She has been an active participant in Hike it […]

How to Do the Hike it Baby 30 Challenge On Your Own or With Only Your Family

The Hike it Baby 30 Challenge is the solution for those of us wondering what to do with our families […]

Can Spending Time in Nature Play a Role in Disease Prevention?

Plenty of research has emerged in recent years about the overall health benefits of spending time outdoors, from positive childhood […]

Hike it Baby 30 April 2020 Challenge Fundraiser Encourages All Families to Spend More Time Outdoors

For the young non-profit organization Hike it Baby, the largest yearly fundraiser is their bi-annual Hike it Baby 30 Challenge, […]

Hike it Baby Moms Get It: One Mom’s Story of Finding a Judgement Free Outdoor Community with Hike it Baby

Author Brenna Jeanneret interviews a mom who found Hike it Baby a game-changer for creating an outdoor community once they […]

6 Ways to Make the Most of your Hike it Baby Free Trial Membership

Put Your 90-Day Free Membership Trial to Good Use So you keep hearing about this outdoor group for families and […]

The Insider Guide to Hosting A Hike for Your Hike it Baby Branch

Any active member of Hike it Baby can host a hike. As a non-profit organization built on community it’s important […]

Turn Your Everyday Purchases into a Fundraiser for Hike it Baby

In 2016 we became a 501c3 nonprofit. While this was a really amazing transition from being a neighborhood hiking group, […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Paige Forberger, Calendar Team Captain

Paige Forberger – Calendar Team Captain Branch Ambassador, Hike it Baby Muncie, Indiana Hike it Baby runs on volunteer power […]