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American Hiking Society’s Families on Foot initiative wants to encourage children, parents, and families of all ages and types to take a hike and explore the outdoors. If you’re looking for information that will help you learn about what to take along on your hike, safety tips, where to go hiking, games, and more – you found it! Enjoy exploring all there is to learn – and then get outside and explore your world.

Families on Foot News

Hike Safely During Hunting Season

Fall is a fantastic time to enjoy a nice hike on the trails. Cooler, drier weather, changing leaves, and fewer insects make it one of many people’s favorite hiking seasons. Autumn is a favorite season for other forms of outdoor recreation too, especially hunting. Here are a few simple …

National Park Service still wild at 98 years old

The National Park Service (NPS) invites you to celebrate her 98th birthday, and as a party favor she’s offering FREE cover charge at all national parks – TODAY ONLY.   For more information, visit www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm

NPS may be 98, but she is still full of vitality.  Every year, she entertains nearly 300 million guests who visit …

Do This. Always Do This.

Have you read the incredible story of Aron Ralston – the man who was trapped in a slot canyon in Utah and only escaped after cutting off his own hand? Though a hero for his bravery, Ralston is a lesson of what NOT to do on a hike. He …

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Fun & Games

Sure, hiking’s fun – but let’s mix it up a little and have even more fun! When you get 5 in a row, horizontally, vertically, or diagonally, mail in your completed BINGO card for a free prize! This may take a couple of hikes to complete, so take it with you each time you go.

Hiking BINGO! For age 2-12

Hiking BINGO! For ages 13 and older.