Hiking with Kids: 7 Tips for Getting Outside this Summer

It’s a battle many parents know well: getting their kids off the iPad and into the great outdoors during summer break.

The solution, according to researchers and outdoor advocates? Take a hike — even one close to home. Getting the most out of the outdoors doesn’t require a weeklong backpacking trip. And for many families, this summer will be the perfect time to launch an outdoor adventure: The White House’s Every Kid in a Park initiative is offering every family of a fourth-grader free access to national parks, forests and wildlife refuges this year.

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