• Visitors bask in a golden sunset at Dickey Ridge Visitor Center in Shenandoah National Park

    Shenandoah

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Special Programs

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Get Your Kids Hiking!
June 14 & July 19, 2014
11:00 a.m. - Noon
Byrd Visitor Center, mile 51, Skyline Drive

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.

Did You Know?

The CCC Camp at Skyland (NP-1) was the first Civilian Conservation Camp in the National Park Service.

The first Civilian Conservation Corps camp in a national park was Shenandoah National Park’s NP-1 established near Skyland in May 1933. The second National Park Service camp was also in Shenandoah National Park, camp NP-2 at Big Meadows. More...