50 Hikes with Kids: Virginia and Maryland

Timber. (50 Hikes with Kids). Jul. 2024. 292p. ISBN 9781643261621. pap. $24.99. TRAV
Hiking can be a great activity to do with children, but families and caregivers who have never hiked with little ones before might be daunted by the prospect. Psychotherapist Humphreys and global education consultant Gorton make hiking with children a fun and exciting proposition with this new addition to the “50 Hikes with Kids” series. The authors provide parents and caregivers with an extensive list of approachable hikes in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and West Virginia. The book contains a detailed “Choosing Your Adventure” section featuring charts that sort hikes by intriguing features—waterfalls, caves, and more—and by geology, history, and peak season, including hikes that are best in winter. One chart in particular serves as a quick reference to the highlights of all the featured hikes, especially useful for readers who want to narrow down their options before reading each hike’s incredibly detailed entry. Each entry features a map with directional notes, photos, information about fees, and fun facts about the trail.
VERDICT Perfect for families, whether they’re experienced hikers or new to outdoor adventures.
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