On Saturday, September 29, 2012
the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) invites families to take a hike on the Appalachian Trail. ATC invites people of all ages and hiking abilities to get outside and experience the adventure of being active on the Trail. Studies show that children are spending less time outside each year, and ATC is working to reverse that trend.
Held on National Public Lands Day
and coordinating with the Let’s Move
initiative, 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.
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
• Questions? Join our lunchtime webinar Sept. 12 at noon. To register, contact [email protected]
Share Your Story!
Share your pictures and stories for a chance to win an REI Flash 18 pack! This versatile pack is reversible – it can be used as a day pack or a stuff sack for organizing gear inside a larger backpack.
Send in your stories and two photos to [email protected]
by Oct. 8th for a chance to win. We'll share your story in our A.T. Journeys magazine and on our Facebook page.
Participate in ATC’s Family Hiking Day and help celebrate in National Public Lands Day.