We can never have enough of nature. We must be refreshed by the sight of inexhaustible vigor, vast and titanic features, the sea-coast with its wrecks, the wilderness with its living and its decaying trees, the thunder-cloud, and the rain.
Henry David Thoreau
Want to go for a hike?
Going on a hike can be a fun part of field trips, summer camps and family vacations—but there are special considerations to take into account when hiking with children or dogs.
Parents, if your child is going on a group hike, be sure to read about hiking with a group.
Whether you're going on a family hike or your child will be part of a group hike, go over A Child's Guide to Hiking with your child. Be sure your child understands the importance of staying with the group, as well as what to do if lost.