With temperatures warming up, you may be itching to get outside. But where to go and how to get started - especially with kids? New Hampshire is blessed with plenty of hiking trails, especially in the White Mountains, as well as networks of trails around its cities and towns. We discover favorite trails and uncover some new discoveries, and discuss how to keep it fun for everyone involved.
- Mike Dickerman - Hiking enthusiast and one of the co-author's of the AMC guidebook "The 4000-footers of the White Mountains."
- Nancy Ritger - Programs Manager for the Appalachian Mountain Club’s Hut System and Cardigan Lodge.
- Emma Tutein - Conservation Field Specialist with UNH Cooperative Extension. They are a partner with other organizations in producing the Trailfinder website.
- Lyndsey Vaillancourt - She blogs about hiking with her daughter at "Adventures with Aubrey." She's also an ambassador for the "Women Who Hike NH" group.
The Trailfinder website is a free online tool to that allows you to search and display information and maps for over 300 trail networks across New Hampshire and Vermont. Mike Dickerman mentioned The Old Codger's Guide to Hiking and Climbing in the White Mountains. NHPR's Sean Hurley reported on some Magnificently Easy, Family-Friendly Walks in the state. He also muses about hikes with his son, Sam, in the White Mountains.