Kids On The Trail!
A Challenge to Encourage Hiking With Our Children
How to Keep the Hikes Enjoyable:
The Adirondack Park offers many hikes perfectly suited to introducing children to the variety of nature’s splendors. From easy walks along mountain streams to more demanding trails, hiking can play an important role in children’s formative years. Kids respond readily to the wonders of nature; make sure they see the real thing!
Kids on the Trail Challenge
The Kids on the Trail Challenge features the 62 hikes and walks described in Kids on the Trail! Hiking with Children in the Adirondacks by Rose Rivezzi and David Trithart. The book is available from the ADK online store (800-395-8080) and in bookstores.
The challenge is open to Adirondack Mountain Club members and the general public. Challenge participants come from all across New York State and from many other states and Canadian provinces.
Note: Because access to Cathead Mountain has been closed off, a hike to Cod Pond has been substituted in later printings of the book. Please do not attempt Cathead mountain.
The Kids on the Trail Patch
To receive a patch, children must complete at least two hikes from each section of the Adirondacks for a total of 16 hikes. Print and fill out the Kids on the Trail Challenge Report Form. Complete a form for each Challenge participant. Adults may participate as long as children are along on each hike.
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