Hiking with Kids

Its not as difficult as you may think.

Exploring Sleeping Bear Dunes - Our day at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lake Shore focused on sand dune exploration. Every trip to a National Park starts with a stop at the Visitor’s Center for a Junior Ranger activity book. Be sure to do the Junior Ranger activity in the exhibit area of the Visitor’s Center. Kids (and adults) will learn about the different habitats at Read More
Hiking at Wildcat Den State Park - If you have been following us on our adventures, then you know that we enjoy hiking as a family. We are fortunate to live near Wildcat Den State Park. The great thing about Wildcat Den is that you can spend an hour or less hiking or you can make a whole day of it. Here are our tips for a Read More
Fall Toddler Hike - Have you been wanting to take your toddler on a hike, but haven't been sure where to start? It can be scary, right? How far can they walk? Will I loose them? Will I need to carry them the whole way?! Or maybe you have multiple young kids and just the thought of taking them all out on a trail Read More
family hiking essentials Family Hiking Essentials - Hiking is a hobby that I wanted to continue after having children. Doing anything with kids requires more planning and preparation. A word of advice before you head out on a hike with your kids for the first time, go on a hike near your home as a trial run. This will be a good test to see if you need Read More
3 Kid Friendly Rocky Mountain Hikes - On a recent trip, we did 3 kid friendly Rocky Mountain hikes on the west side of the park. This was our first trip to Rocky Mountain hiking with kids too big for a child carrier. Rocky Mountain National Park has more than 300 miles of trails. It can be hard to know where to begin when hiking with kids. Will the Read More
Dinosaur Vacation – Dinosaur Trackway Hike - Or, How NOT to Get Lost in the Desert Red Fleet State Park was at the top of our dinosaur vacation must see list because of the Dinosaur Trackway Hike. This 3 mile round trip hike leads you to the shore of the reservoir, where you can see dozens of dinosaur tracks. We saw many three-toed theropod tracks. These tracks are 200 million years Read More
Dinosaur National Monument - Dinosaur National Monument is an amazing National Park for aspiring paleontologists of all ages, located on the Utah and Colorado border. It is a must see on a dinosaur vacation. The Utah side of the park is where you will find dinosaur fossils. I will be sharing with you tips for a successful day of dinosaur fossil discovery with young children. Before Read More