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Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 06/14/2014, 07/19/2014

    Location: Byrd Visitor Center | Map Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM Fee Information: Free with park entrance

Hiking expert Jeff Alt teams up with Shenandoah Rangers to guide families on a short hike and program loaded with tips to safely explore the outdoors with your kids. They will share a few simple tips and make recommendations for basic equipment that will make your next trip to the woods fun for everyone! The program will be a fun-filled adventure for all ages and prepare you for many happy hours on the trail with those you love best!

This short family stroll turns a walk in the park into a fun-filled, multi-dimensional adventure. Family hiking expert and author of Get Your Kids Hiking, Jeff Alt, teams up with Shenandoah National Park Rangers to lead kids and accompanying adults on a short hike loaded with hands-on family hiking tips and ways to explore the outdoors. Learn how a few simple techniques and some basic equipment can turn any walk in the woods into a safe, fun-filled adventure that kids of all ages and parents will enjoy. Come prepared for a short walk in the woods. Open to children of all ages. 

Later, hear Alt talk about his A Walk for Sunshine Appalachian Trail Program at 4:00 p.m. in the Great Room at Big Meadows Lodge. 

Jeff Alt is an expert hiker and a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America (OWAA). Alt is the author of the award-winning books, A Walk for Sunshine, Four Boots One Journey, and Get Your Kids Hiking: How to Start Them Young and Keep It Fun. His adventures and hiking expertise have been featured in national media including: Discoverychannel.com, ESPN, Hallmark Channel, the Associated Press, CNN-Radio, New Dimensions National Public Radio, Scholastic Parent and Child, and more.