September 24 is when our friends with the Greater Waynesboro Pennsylvania Area Appalachian Trail Community will celebrate the 2016 Family Hiking Day.
They encourage you to come out to the Old Forge Picnic Area of the Michaux State Forest for a free, fun event.
Starting at 1 o'clock, they'll have activities for children and a "Hiker Preparedness briefing." They'll offer tips on Leave No Trace ethics before heading out on guided hikes on the Appalachian Trail.
If you're going on the hike, please wear sturdy foot gear, dress in layers and be prepared for the weather. They say, "Hiking poles are helpful if you use them." Which probably means they're not helpful if you don't use them.
"Family Hiking Day encourages folks to get out in the fresh air to do something together that's fun, free, and great exercise for all ages! You don't need expensive equipment but ... bring plenty of water and have some snacks. Our second Family Hiking Day event for this area offers a chance to use our wonderful nearby Appalachian Trail for a short afternoon adventure!" stated Kathleen Seiler, member of the Appalachian Trail Community(TM) Committee."
Family Hiking Day was created by the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) and takes place every year on National Public Lands Day.
We commend the Greater Waynesboro Pennsylvania Area Appalachian Trail Community for bringing folks together to bring them to the Trail.
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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).
Tell your family to take a hike ... in honor of Family Hiking Day on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Hit the Trail with your entire clan. They might have fun.
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!