Dear Amy: I think it would be fun to go hiking with my family this summer. Where can I find information about how to make hiking fun?— Reece J., Denver
Dear Reece: You can make some wonderful family memories by hiking. It’s a terrific way to get exercise and explore new places. Many people think hiking is done only in the woods; however, if you live near a big city you might consider hiking an area where you can go sightseeing. National Geographic features 10 family-friendly hikes in this article: adventure.national
National parks are popular destinations for families in the summer. Have you ever been sledding in the middle of summer? You might want to check out the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, which is not too far from Denver. The sand provides a great place to go sledding, skiing or boarding.
If you are looking for a place to cool off while hiking, you might travel to Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, where you can enjoy underground, ranger-led tours through the world’s longest cave system.
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