On Saturday, September 27, 2014 the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) invites families to take a hike on the Appalachian Trail (A.T.) ATC invites people of all ages and hiking abilities to get outside and experience the adventure of being active on the Trail.
Held on National Public Lands Day, Family Hiking Day is an opportunity to introduce your children to America’s premier footpath and all of the benefits that come from being active and spending time outdoors.
Never been on the Trail before? We have resources for you! To help you plan a hike for your family, we have provided:
• A list of family friendly hikes
• A list of guided hikes
• Guidelines for planning a family hike
• Games and activities that you can bring with while you’re out on the Trail
In addition, check out these festivals that coincide with Family Hiking Day: Roanoke's Weekend for Wilderness will celebrate 50 years of the Wilderness Act and will feature several hikes on Family Hiking Day; and the Fall Family Fun Fest at Mountain Crossings in Blairsville, Georgia, offers family fun and live music!