Hiking can be a fun way to encourage healthy eating! There's just something about taking your lunch outdoors that can make it taste all the better. Especially after a good hike. And when making your hiking lunches, be sure that it's a well-balanced meal.
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We're nearly midway through the summer, and it has been HOT! However, there’s still plenty of outdoor fun to be had, even when the weather is a little more than warm. Read this post by @mtnmamatales for some great hot weather hiking tips to beat the heat when you go out with your kids. There are plenty of ways to safely enjoy being outside when the summer is at its peak. And what better way to cool off than to go for a swim? Here’s a list of ten of our TRACK Trail locations that have a swimming hole or two!
Each April, during the presidentially-proclaimed National Park Week, the National Park Service joins with the National Park Foundation to celebrate America's treasures. National Park Week is a time to explore amazing places, discover stories of history and culture, help out, and find your park!
In recent years, BioBlitzing has become an increasingly popular activity in urban areas. More and more, parks and cities host Bioblitzes to help create connections between the public and the environment. Attending a local BioBlitz can be a great opportunity for kids, enhancing their appreciation of the environment while engaging them in real citizen science projects. However, a BioBlitz event cannot be found everywhere. So, here are some tips on creating your own mini-BioBlitz in your backyard!
Our friends have a bunch of great events coming up including a guided hike on the TRACK Trail and a big party for the oldest living longleaf pine on earth!
Last year was a big year for Kids in Parks! In 2018, we introduced a number of new experiences and locations to our network of trails, including our 100th TRACK Trail in North Carolina. With more opportunities to get outdoors, we saw many first-time visitors to our partnering parks and sites. Here is our list of the Top 10 Most Visited TRACK Trail sites for the year of 2018.
Can simply walking in the woods change your life for the better? Science says 'YES!'
Just because summer break is over, it doesn't mean that outdoor fun has to end. Let's explore some of the ways you can keep your adventure going throughout the school year.
As summer winds down, the National Park Service invites you to have fun with friends and family. We can get on board with that!
On August 25, the National Park Service celebrates its 101st birthday! For 101 years, our parks have proved again and again why they are America's "best idea." Not only do they provide opportunities for people from around the country and world to immerse themselves in beauty and rich heritage of our natural resources, but they work diligently to protect and preserve those resources for the future. To celebrate, every National Park is inviting you to visit for free on August 25! This is the perfect opportunity to visit that park you've always wanted to visit or hike that TRACK Trail you've been dreaming of.
Four TRACK Trails are in the path of totality of the upcoming solar eclipse! Experience darkness in the middle of day at these cool places...
The TRACK Trails at the C&O Canal National Historical Park, Catoctin Mountain Park, Monocacy National Battlefield, and Antietam National Battlefield are about to be inundated with Trail TRACKers. That’s because Kids in Parks has formed a partnership with Meritus Health, a hospital system in Washington County, Maryland, to expand their TRACK Rx program.