Montana trailsHoliday Lake offers children hiking opportunities while visiting Montana. Hiking is a great family activity which will increase bonding time and provide a foundation for encouraging children to enjoy the great outdoors. Adults can provide unique and guided activities for the children.

While hiking, or walking trails, together as a family, each will enjoy the exercise and getting in the fresh air of the outdoors. Time can also be taken to learn identification of plants, flowers, insects, and fossils located near the walking trails.

Daytime hiking can occur from early in the morning to later in the afternoon. It is important to know how the weather will be for the day to plan each day hike safely. Refraining from high heat days will keep everyone healthy and avoid heat related issues.

Some families prefer to do back pack hiking. In this situation, a longer hiking time is planned and necessary items will be taken with the family. For those with small children, this can include diapers and baby food as well as a few changes of clothing.

Backpacking with older children will change the need of items to be taken during the hike. It may be more feasible to take pencil and sketch paper as well as other outdoor related materials which can provide wonderful learning experiences.

Montana offers hundreds of options for trail walking and hiking for the family. There are many locations which provide easy skill to advanced skill hiking opportunities. Spring will be here in only a few weeks and it will be time to plan your family hiking trips when the weather is most conducive.

Photo Information: This photo is provided by and given credit to vastateparksstaff – on Flickr.com with permission via Creative Commons Licensing.


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