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There are many benefits to hiking with your family but here are five reasons you should do it:

1. Exercise: In today’s world of highly groomed play-spaces, a trail hike can offer kids opportunities to traverse rocks, navigate exposed roots, and climb over fallen trees, building balance, agility, and perseverance
2. Builds Self Confidence: Reaching the summit, crossing a river, or navigating the trail with a map instills a sense of accomplishment and a feeling of "I can do it!"
3. Unplug together: We all know that kids spend a lot of time using digital media, and it is true for adults as well. Heading out for a family hike is a great way to take a break from your devices and connect with each other and the outdoors for a while instead.
4. Connect with wildlife:
There is nothing like the wonder of nature to peak a child’s curiosity, forging powerful lifelong connections with the natural environment.
5. Create lasting memories and a life-long love for getting into the outdoors

Whether you are a family who hikes or are looking to add hiking to your family's list of favorite activities, we will have something for everyone on this trip. 

Come connect with your own family and other families in the community as we hike Douglas Mountain in Sebago, Maine! 

-We will provide tips to prepare your family for the trip as well as a list of things to bring. 
-During the hike, we will have family activities available to build connections with your family and engage the environment around you in a fun way.
-The hike will be guided by an experienced trail guide who has been trained as a Wilderness First Responder. We will have a first aid kit with us. 
-Lunch will be served at the top.
-If you want to hike on your own you will be welcome to do that as well.
-You can ride with us or meet us there!

When: Saturday, May 18th
What: Meet at the new Rec building at 7:30am. We will return to the Rec building at approx. 3:00pm. 

How much: $8/person or $20 for a family of 3+ (cost covers transportation, cost of the guide, and cost of food for lunch)
-If you are meeting us there, the cost is $3/person for the cost of food and guide. 
*Please register for the specific activity below*

**This activity is weather dependent and the specific mountain is subject to change.**

Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
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Family Hike Individual Adult/Child 
99 and under  N/A  Sa  05/18/2019
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Rec Building
$8.00 Res, $8.00 Non-Res
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Family Hike Family of 3+ 
99 and under  N/A  Sa  05/18/2019
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Rec Building
$20.00 Res, $20.00 Non-Res
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Family Hike No Transportation-Individual Adult/Child 
99 and under  N/A  Sa  05/18/2019
9:15 AM - 1:30 PM

Douglas Mountain
$3.00 Res, $3.00 Non-Res
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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