Julie Judkins, our pal with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, invites you to tell your family to take a hike on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Really. It's Family Hiking Day, held on the same day as National Public Lands Day.
Family Hiking Day is a great way to teach young folks that they might actually survive for a few hours unplugged walking on a trail with their actual family ... the very people they try to ignore by playing video games or texting people sitting right next to them at 54,830 words per minute.
Who knows? You might even hike the entire Appalachian Trail together as a family!
OK. Maybe not. But Family Hiking Day is still a good idea ... so is spending time outdoors.
The ATC has many guided hikes all along the Trail. RSVPs are required for guided hikes, and carpooling is encouraged.
Here is this year's list of official Family Day Hikes.
Would you like to have your family sing a hiking song as you take a walk together? We've got you covered: Click Here to Learn to Sing Waltzing Matilda
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Our pal Julie Judkins, with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, hopes you'll tell your family to get out and hit the Trail -- on Family Hiking Day (9-27-14).
Members of the Kallin family completed their Appalachian Trail thru-hike by climbing to the top of Mt. Katahdin on August 31, 2014! Hoorah for the Kallins!
You can hike the entire Appalachian Trail through the wilderness or you can drive from town to town partying at fun Appalachian Trail events. Choose wisely.