We love hiking as a family. It gets us outside, moving, listening, and practicing patience with one another.
I especially like hiking in the cooler months. It’s not so crowded at the state parks, and there are sometimes obstacles that make the hike exciting, like mud, ice, snow, and fallen branches. The kids love these challenges, especially when you give them the go ahead to step in the mud and get dirty.
Sometimes you can’t trudge through the obstacles and you just have go off the path to make your way. The boys love leading to find a “shortcut” back to the path.
And what little girl doesn’t love to hold her daddy’s hand!?