Babywearing: How to find a hiking trail wherever you are

Itching for a hike with baby? Grab your baby carrier and go! Let Onya Baby help you find a hiking trail wherever you are!Are your feet itching for a hike? Babywearing makes it possible for you to get out into terrain that’s foot-friendly, but not stroller-friendly. So when you’ve got a nice day and a few hours to spare, grab your favorite baby carrier and get out there! You’ll be getting the awesome benefits of fresh air and exercise, all while showing your baby the wide and wonderful world of nature. Win-win!

Here are a few online resources to help you find a hiking trail close to where you are:

  • National Park Foundation’s  Find a Park – Searchable by state, this database includes all US state and national parks, as well as historical monuments, memorials and heritage sites, lakes, rivers and seashores and more. 
  • National Wildlife Federation’s Nature Find – “Find nature in your neighborhood.” A searchable, US-based map tool with an advanced search option that helps you search for places or events by different criteria, from aquarium to zoo.
  • The Nature Conservancy’s Visit a Preserve – “Experience nature with the Conservancy.” Searchable, primarily US-based map tool that allows you to find Nature Conservancy preserves local to you. Only Conservancy lands appear on this map, but there are a lot of them and these lands sometimes don’t appear on other maps, so it’s a valuable tool nonetheless.
  • LocalHikes.com – Search for hiking trails near both small and large US metropolitan areas. You can also search by zip code.
  • Trails.com – Multiple search options on this site allow you to search by activity, zip code, state or city maps, Canadian, Mexican and Caribbean trails and more. You can set up a profile too, so that you can save your hikes and trails and connect with other outdoorsy folks on the forum. Pretty cool, but you do have to pay to join (the rest of the services on this list are free, but many accept donations).
  • WebWalking – Global coverage of trails with reviews. You can also take a look at the other resources on this site, which include information about National Parks (Us and Canadian), scenic drives and byways and more.

Babywearing hiking in nature with the Onya Baby Outback

How about you? Do you like to go for a babywearing hike with your baby, your family? Please share…

Happy babywearing!

 

4 Comments on Babywearing: How to find a hiking trail wherever you are

  1. Amelia (Mountain Mama)
    March 17, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    We hike all the time with our kids (aged 3 and 9 months.) and proudly wear them. They love to look around, the fresh air is amazing for EVERYONE’S moods and wearing them protects them from the Wyoming wind if needed!

    Reply
    • Diana
      March 18, 2012 at 7:09 am

      That’s so wonderful, Amelia! There’s just something so special about getting out into the wide wild world that fills the spirit…and to be doing it with your favorite people is amazing, isn’t it? :)

      Reply
  2. krista
    March 26, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    It would be great hiking with this carrier due to the leg padding for the baby and shoulder padding from mama. I will definitely use NWFs nature find to find a trail.

    Reply
    • Diana
      March 27, 2012 at 5:35 am

      Thanks for taking the time to comment, Krista! Hope you and your little one find an awesome trail. :) Happy hiking!

      Reply

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