SNEWS Interview: American Hiking Society’s Gregory Miller

In an exclusive interview with outdoor industry news publisher SNEWS, Gregory Miller, president of the American Hiking Society, espouses upon the group’s new Families on Foot Initiative, an effort to direct a bright spotlight on the importance families play in getting younger people outdoors…. SNEWS: What do the numbers look like for American families getting … Read more →

Take Your Family to National Parks Free in 2015!

There are nine more reasons to enjoy national parks next year! The National Park Service will offer free admission to every visitor on nine days in 2015. The 2015 entrance fee-free days are: January 19: Martin Luther King Jr. Day February 14-16: Presidents Day weekend April 18 & 19: National Park Week’s opening weekend August … Read more →

McNett Donates Gear to Help Get Kids Outdoors

Kids wanting to get outside just got a boost from outdoor gear manufacturer McNett, which recently donated $4,000 in equipment to the North Cascades Institute’s gear locker as a part of its Take a Kid Outside initiative. The gear will help get kids outdoors through youth programs like Mountain School and Youth Leadership Adventures, which … Read more →

Geocaching: Hide-and-Seek at All Ages By Heather Martyn

A couple of years ago when my brother was living in Brisbane, Australia, he sent me an email with the subject; Geocaching. It was a picture of his 4-year-old daughter opening an ammunition box in the middle of a lush forest. I had no idea what they were doing until he later Skyped me and … Read more →

Hike with Tykes: New Book “Get Your Kids Hiking! Start them Young and Keep it Fun!” by Jeff Alt

Want your kids to enjoy hiking? Make it fun, says Jeff Alt, a renowned hiking expert and author of the new book “Get Your Kids Hiking! How to Start Them Young and Keep it Fun.” Alt practices what he preaches. An avid hiker, in addition to walking the 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail he also walked the … Read more →

June Highlights Great Outdoors Week (June 1-8), Great Outdoors Month

If there’s ever a time to get your kids outdoors, it’s this June, which is celebrated across the nation as part of Great Outdoors Week and Great Outdoors Month. Initiatives include National Trails Day (June 1), National Fishing and Boating Week (June 1-9), the Great American Backyard Campout (June 22), National Get Outdoors Day and … Read more →

Pack Your Bags Like Chevy Chase: Nat’l Parks Free on Jan. 21

Pack up the family bags. All 398 national parks across the country will have free entrance on Monday, January 21, in commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day — the perfect excuse to hit the road with your family. And the park service is dishing up 10 more free national park days throughout 2013… “The … Read more →

Product of the Month: Deuter Solves Load-em-in Conumdrum with Kid Comfort Pack

Product of the Month: Deuter Solves Kids Pack Load-em-in Conumdrum The clock starts the moment you decide to insert your beloved offspring into the five-point-security-harness-worthy-of-a-NASCAR-driver-or-F16-pilot. And it ends when the pack is mounted on your back and you’re headed down the trail. In between? Avoiding a parental panic attack while you insert a wiggling kid’s … Read more →

Tubbs Snowshoes Launches Get Outdoors Kids Contest

Snowshoe manufacturer Tubbs is stomping forward with new ways to get kids outside. The company recently announced a new “Get Outdoors” Kids’ contest, open to schools and non-profits nationwide. The new contest is designed to help kids and teen groups get outside and explore during the winter. Two winners will receive snowshoes for their entire … Read more →

Mountain Mama Announces Outdoor Family Gear Awards

Want a seal of approval for your kids products? Look no further than Mountain Mama’s Outdoor Family Awards, highlighting what it feels is the best in gear for outdoor families. Mountain Mama invited a panel of outdoor family bloggers to serve as scouts and judges for its annual award. To keep the process transparent, they … Read more →