Planning a fun family hike this summer? Here are a few tips to keep your little hikers safe and happy:
Dress for success. Wear light-colored, lightweight clothing. Bring bandannas to wet down and wear to help cool off.
Stay hydrated! Pack plenty of water for all family members; make sure you take frequent breaks to drink and re-hydrate!
Prevent insect bites. Use bug repellent (check here for safety tips!). Once the hike is over, check everyone thoroughly for ticks and other insects.
Be weather savvy! Check the forecast before heading out and plan accordingly (pack extra water on hot days, bring sunscreen, etc.).