Tin Mountain naturalist and avid hiker Matt Maloney (that guy in the photo) will share information and thoughts on how to have an enjoyable time hiking with children of all ages on our local trails. Topics to be covered include 10 essentials for all backpacks, best hikes for little ones, "Leave-No-Trace" habits that can be instilled at a young age, and most importantly making hiking fun for children! It’s tough having little legs sometimes and there are great ways to engage kids with their natural sense of wonder while hiking along to a destination.
Older kids will also want to come along as Matt can go over fun activities for learning the local landscape with a map, compass and binoculars. An emphasis on less traveled paths will be made!