Hiking Etiquette Tips for Every Trail

We love this image the National Park Service shared on their Facebook page about hiking etiquette. Although our National Park […]

Celebrate Babywearing Week With Hike it Baby’s Top 5 Blog Posts on Babywearing

Happy International Babywearing Week! An annual outreach event sponsored by Babywearing International, International Babywearing Week (IBW) is a week-long opportunity […]

5 Tips to Help Your Family Get Outside After the Kids go Back to School

The closing of another summer season can bring both excitement for a new school year and disappointment that the long […]

3 Breathtaking kid-friendly trails in Montana

Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, or you’re looking for a new trail to explore, the […]

How to enjoy nature safely during wildfire season

When I was a teenager, the Hayman Fire of 2002 broke out dangerously close to my hometown of Colorado Springs. […]

The Science Behind Wildfires: The Good and the Bad

While summertime can bring gorgeous weather and a plethora of outdoor adventures, it also provides the perfect weather for fire […]

How to hike while breastfeeding on trail

  In August 1990, a declaration was signed to promote World Breastfeeding Week (Aug. 1-7) to encourage moms to breastfeed […]

15 Fun Things to do with Kids in Lake Tahoe in the Summer

The clear, crystal blue colors of Lake Tahoe’s waters beckon the call of outdoor enthusiasts nationwide. The nation’s second deepest […]

3 Wonderful hiking venues in Virginia for families with kids

Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, or you’re looking for a new trail to explore, the […]

How to keep kiddos cool on trail when hiking in summer

“I want to go home!” whined my almost 3-year-old as he sat down in a huff on the trail. My […]

What to in pack your medical kit for the trail

When Benjamin Franklin famously said “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” he was advising his fellow […]

4 Ways to give back to the trails

The trail means many things to many people. Some like to hide from the everyday noise and get some much-needed […]

Learning Basic Navigation Skills: Don’t get lost, get going

We all know to carry a compass as part of our 10 essentials, but how many of us know how […]

How to be prepared for wildlife encounters on the trail

To many hikers, the idea of wildlife encounters on trail is something of an “urban” myth. But depending on where […]

7 Tips for Safety on Trail With Kids

We adventure with our kids to make memories, but many fear about safety on the trail. The good news is, […]

3 Beautiful Hikes for Families With Kids in Indiana

Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, or you’re looking for a new trail to explore, the […]

5 Effective steps to prevent Lyme Disease while outdoors

Summer’s here and that means longer days and better weather for outdoorsy play, and hiking is just one of the […]

5 of the best historic places for hiking

The reasons we love the outdoors are many and varied. For some it may simply be a matter of recreation […]

12 adventures in Yosemite National Park for families with kids

Yosemite is an 1,169-square-mile national park in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. It was first protected by President Lincoln in […]

5 ways to make camping extra fun for kids

Camping trips are a summer staple. While hiking, swimming, fishing and campfires are memorable, you can also add in some […]

How to plan the ultimate beach camping adventure

Children’s laughter ringing out while they build sandcastles. The sea breeze blowing against your skin. That hypnotizing sound of the […]

Cooking by fire: fun and kid-friendly camping recipes

From warming your hands by the flames on a chilly morning to falling asleep to the soft sound of crackling […]

How to plan for camping in summer with kids

With the hot weather approaching, camping in summer can be a challenge when you’re trying to keep cool while also […]

3 Unique places to take kids in Oklahoma

Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, or you’re looking for a new trail to explore, the […]

Pros and cons: car camping vs tent camping

“And Into The Forest I Go, To Lose My Mind And Find My Soul” ~ John Muir Camping with kids […]

What to look for in a kid-friendly camping site

Are you thinking about taking a family camping adventure? Besides thinking about what to pack and what campground to visit, […]

How to have a budget-friendly camping adventure

Camping season is here and sometimes buying all the gear needed for a camping trip can add up — especially […]

3 Great adventures in Minnesota for families with young kids

Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, or you’re looking for a new trail to explore, the […]

Things to Know for Your First Camping Trip

Camping can be a great escape from the ordinary. A chance to see things from a different perspective, like the […]

10 Unforgettable things to do in Glacier National Park with kids

Glacier National Park is aptly known as the Crown of the Continent. Its rugged mountains, turquoise lakes and ancient forests […]

Learning in nature: programs that promote love for nature

“Go outside, you need the fresh air!” I can’t count the number of times one or both of my parents […]

Ways to get back on the trail after having a baby

A woman’s body is an incredible thing. We’re able to grow and nurture another human being while also sustaining our […]

Sharing the gift of trail adventure on National Trails Day®

As a kid, I thought spending time on trails was part of everyone’s childhood. I was a teenager before I […]

3 Perfect South Dakota Trails for Families With Young Children

Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, or you’re looking for a new trail to explore, the […]

How to keep hiking throughout your pregnancy

We weren’t a mile into our hike midway up a steep, rocky incline when my chest started to tighten and […]

How to prevent clogged ducts on trail

Clogged ducts is a phrase no breastfeeding parent wants to hear – especially when it becomes a chronic issue. It […]

3 Great Hikes for Families With Kids in New Hampshire

Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, or you’re looking for a new trail to explore, the […]

How to babywear in the rain

Oregon means rain. And a lot of it. Like six months or more of it. There is no escaping it. […]

Fun Things to do with Kids from San Antonio to Dallas

Texas is the second largest state in the U.S. with a landscape that varies from the Gulf Coast, plains, mountains […]

3 Fun Family-Friendly Hikes in Maine

Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, or you’re looking for a new trail to explore, the […]

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Backpacking with Babies – part 3: 5 Things We Wish We Knew Before Our First Trip

  The picture above was taken when our son, Squeaks, was fitted with his pack for the first time. It […]

How to celebrate National Park Week with kids

Get ready for National Park Week 2019! From April 20-28, celebrate all of America’s treasures that are the national parks. […]

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Backpacking with Babies – Part 2: Gear List

In our first part of this series, we discussed the backpacking basics with a baby on board. In Part 2, […]

Useful tips for hiking in the rain with kids

My son and I just got done hiking in the rain. I’m pulling cold, soggy socks off my 2-year-old in […]

The age gap: How siblings help each other on trail

As children, our siblings had a role in helping mold us into who we are today. They made a big […]

How to celebrate the start of spring

Daylight Saving and spring are officially here, and in most places, the snow is quickly being replaced with spring showers […]

3 Exciting trails in Texas to explore with young children

Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, or you’re looking for a new trail to explore, the […]

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Backpacking with Babies: The Basics

  Walking deep into the mountains, along rivers to their origins in high alpine meadows where the land meets the […]

15 Fun Things to do with Kids in Colorado Springs

Between the mild, mainly sunny climate and the close proximity to the scenic Front Range Rocky Mountain landscape, Colorado Springs […]

How to tandem babywear while hiking

More children means more trail buddies. The joy on their sweet little faces as they see the wonders of nature […]

Babies on trail: 4 ways to feed your baby on a hike

“How do you feed your baby on trail?” This is easily one of the most common questions new parents ask when […]

3 Hikes for families with young children in Florida

Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, or you’re looking for a new trail to explore, the […]

Celebrating the Changing Seasons: The Spring Equinox

What is the Spring Equinox? Also called the vernal equinox, the spring equinox marks the beginning of spring in the […]

3 Family-Friendly Hikes in Arizona

Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, or you’re looking for a new trail to explore, the […]

Sun Protection: Don’t Forget Your Hat

With Daylight Saving approaching, it’s another reminder that this wild winter weather will soon be behind us. And while some […]

10 places to visit in Acadia National Park with kids

Acadia National Park protects the natural beauty of the highest rocky headlands along the Atlantic coastline of the United States. […]

3 Great Hikes for Families with young children in Alabama

Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, or you’re looking for a new trail to explore, the […]

4 Tips for Pumping on Trail

I had a really hard time taking care of my needs after the birth of my first child. So, when […]

How to teach your kids to be kind in nature

“Random Acts of Kindness” is a phrase everyone knows. It’s in our culture and our vocabulary. But how does it […]

3 Unforgettable hikes in Arkansas for families with kids

Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, or you’re looking for a new trail to explore, the […]