Saturday, November 17th is Take a Hike Day! Take a Hike Day was founded by the American Hiking Society to encourage people to reestablish their connection with nature and build healthy bodies and minds. Whether you go it alone or take some family members or friends, hiking is a great way to reduce stress and enjoy the beauty of nature.
To learn more about Take a Hike Day, visit the American Hiking Society’s website; there, you can view the highest rated hikes in any area, learn what you can to do to protect public lands, and brush up on your outdoor skills. We also have some hiking resource recommendations from the library’s catalog. Check out a book, lace up your boots, and hit the trails!
Best Easy Day Hikes: Pittsburgh by Bob Frye
If you’re a beginner or have a limited amount of time to hike, this is the book for you. 18 short, easy-to-follow hikes are included.
If you have a little more time, venture further from home and take one of the hikes featured in this book. You’ll explore the Laurel Highlands, Allegheny National Forest, and beyond with hikes for all abilities.
Pennsylvania Hiking Trails from the Keystone Trails Association
If you have plenty of time and a sense of adventure, consult this book and pack your gear! You’ll find trails in nine regions of Pennsylvania, plus information on the state’s long-distance trails.
Everything you need for a day of hiking in one convenient pack! The hiking kit includes two trekking poles, a first aid kit, a multitool knife, a compass, and a map case, plus 50 Hikes in Western Pennsylvania and Best Easy Day Hikes: Pittsburgh, all in one backpack.