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 […]

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 […]

10 fun things to do with kids in Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park is the oldest national park in the U.S., spreading over 3,500 square miles with a varying landscape […]

Night Hiking 101: How to hike safely in the dark

Winter can be tough for people like us who love the outdoors. When the sun sets early and temperatures plunge, […]

3 Hikes for Families with Young Children in West Virginia

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

8 Ways to Motivate your Family to Get Outside All Year

Depending on where you live, it can be difficult to get your family and friends motivated to get outside in […]

3 Trails in Nebraska young children will enjoy exploring

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

How to Start Hiking Regardless of Fitness Level

It can be a never-ending cycle. You want to hike, but you don’t feel “fit” enough to hike. Yet you […]

3 Hikes for Families with Young Children in Michigan

Looking for that perfect hike in Michigan for young children? Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, […]

8 Unique Ways to Take Advantage of the Long Nights of Winter

This year, Dec. 21, not only marks the first day of winter, but also the winter solstice, which is the […]

8 ways to get out and enjoy winter with kids

If you love to hike but run short on ideas when the snow starts to fly, here are some great […]

10 Tips to raise the next generation of adventurers in a high-tech world

In a society where technology has become commonplace, people sit in restaurants and coffee shops, whether with friends or family, […]

3 Memorable Trails to Explore with Children in Maryland

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

Leave No Trace: An Introduction for Kids

It’s important we Leave No Trace when exploring outside, which can be hard when hiking with toddlers and children. This […]

3 Great trails for young kids in Pennsylvania

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

Losing a Child on a Trail: Preparing Your Child

  Losing a child: it’s every outdoor parent’s worst nightmare – something distracts you momentarily and you turn around to find […]

#OptOutside with these great hike ideas for the entire family

The Friday after Thanksgiving is generally a day most people hit the stores for deep discounted items to start off […]

National Take a Hike Day: Hitting the Trail Again After Baby Arrives

With all of the exciting changes happening in your life when your baby comes home, the attraction to those things […]

The Natural World: Using Time on the Trail as a Teaching Moment

Engaging with the natural world regularly is essential for building and maintaining a connection with it — especially for young […]

3 Scenic North Carolina Trails for Families with Young Children

Looking for the perfect hike in North Carolina for young children? Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or […]

3 Amazing Tennessee trails for families with young children

Looking for that perfect hike in Tennessee for young children? Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, or […]

Tips for Cold-weather Camping

  Pass the hot chocolate. You already know that camping during late fall or winter can be chilly, but here […]

Helpful camping hacks for camping with kids

Like many new parents, after we had our firstborn, my husband and I thought our fun was over. For two […]

3 Amazing hikes in Utah for families with young children

Looking for that perfect hike in Utah for young children? Whether you’re new to hiking with your baby or toddler, […]

Baring it all: The Benefits of Going Barefoot

One morning late last summer, I took my then-2-year-old to the nearby playground to run off some of his boundless […]

5 ways to get kids outside during the school year

Fall is in full swing, which means we’ve kissed the freedom of summer goodbye once again and our children have […]

3 Trails to explore in Missouri 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 […]

10 Tips for Keeping Babies On Trail

As the founder of Hike it Baby, an organization dedicated to getting kids on trail from birth to school-age, people […]

Trekking Poles: Why EVERY hiker should use them

Trekking poles are an essential piece of gear for anyone wanting to get some elevation. But did you know that […]

The Do’s and Don’ts of Risky Play

The habits we form from childhood make no small difference, but rather they make all the difference. —Aristotle We spend much […]

3 Amazing hikes for families with young children in Wyoming

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