50 Hikes with Kids Virginia and Maryland: With Delaware, West Virginia, and Washington DC (Paperback)

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Discover the 50 most kid-friendly hikes in the mid-Atlantic states with this book featuring maps and scavenger hunts of items to find along each trail—plus fun extras that will foster a curiosity about the region's flora, fauna, and geology!

In the latest addition to the 50 Hikes with Kids series, educators Alison Humphreys and Wendy Gorton give your family everything you need to explore the lakes, rivers, seaside dunes, and mountain trails of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, and Washington DC. Readers will find easy-to-read trail maps, intuitive directions, elevation and length details for every hike, restroom information, and places to grab a snack nearby. Plus, scavenger hunts for each trail make it fun for even the youngest trekkers to learn about local flora, fauna, and geology. Hikes include the Alapocas Run, the Calvert Cliffs, Theodore Roosevelt Island, the Blue Ridge Tunnel, Harpers Ferry, and more!

About the Author

Alison Humphreys holds a master’s degree in clinical psychology and is a college professor and licensed psychotherapist in private practice. With her background in psychology and early childhood education, she has made a career of helping individuals and families improve their quality of life and has spoken at several national conventions on the topics of mental health and education. Alison homeschools her four young children, with an emphasis on hands-on, child-led learning and unstructured time in nature. 
Wendy Gorton holds a master’s degree in learning technologies and is a former classroom teacher. As part of her quest to bring science education alive, she worked as a National Geographic Fellow in Australia researching Tasmanian devils, a PolarTREC teacher researcher in archaeology in Alaska, an Earthwatch teacher fellow in the Bahamas and New Orleans, and a GoNorth! teacher explorer studying climate change via dogsled in Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Today, she is a global education consultant who has traveled to more than fifty countries to design programs, build communities, and inspire other educators to do the same. 

Praise For…

“Perfect for families, whether they’re experienced hikers or new to outdoor adventures.”—Library Journal
Product Details
ISBN: 9781643261621
ISBN-10: 1643261622
Publisher: Timber Press
Publication Date: July 9th, 2024
Pages: 292
Language: English
Series: 50 Hikes with Kids