Taking kids out on the trail is good for them—and the planet. Really.
A hike is the perfect opportunity to teach kids so many things about nature, and it exposes them to wildlife. The number of things you can teach a child outdoors is limitless—like caring for the environment, basic survival skills, foraging for food and practicing the principles of leave no trace.
Taking kids hiking on the Appalachian Trail is the perfect educational adventure. Just plan ahead—know how far they can hike comfortably, know the stretch of trail where you'll take them, have them dress appropriately for the weather, bring plenty of water (and food) and let someone else know where and when you're hiking.
Get your children excited about an AT hike at the Round Hill Appalachian Trail Festival on June 15th. We'll have long-distance hikers sharing their stories, outdoors groups sharing tips, fun activities and more.
Round Hill AT: Join us in bringing together local friends and family to get outside. Let’s discover our amazing backyards — from national treasures like the Appalachian Trail to new local and regional parks.