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Family Hiking Day 2017

Family Hiking Day LogoOn September 30, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy invites families of all ages and hiking abilities to join us for Family Hiking Day. ​Bring your loved ones, get outside, and experience the adventure of being active on the Appalachian Trail (A.T.)!  Held on National Public Lands Day, Family Hiking Day is an opportunity to introduce your family to America’s premier footpath and all of the benefits that come from being active and spending time outdoors.

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Even if you're unable to join an official Family Hiking Day event, ​participants who walk on the A.T. with their family on September 30 and October 1 are invited to share their Family Hiking Day experiences for a chance to win one of four Osprey ​daypacks. Photos and videos uploaded to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #ATFamilyHike will be automatically entered into the contest. Entries can also be emailed to Amanda Wheelock at [email protected]. Winners will be announced in mid-October. 

For more information on planning a​ family hike ​throughout the year and suggestions of family-friendly day hikes on the A.T., visit

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  1. Crystal cross | Aug 30, 2017
    My family would be interested in walking. 
  2. Norma | Aug 19, 2017
    Hi. I would like to know what time this event will start?

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