Hiking with Kids New England: 50 Great Hikes for Families - with Sarah Lamagna

Hiking with Kids New England author talk event invitation, for Saturday June 10th at 11amSaturday, June 10th, 2023, 11am

Want to get outside with the kiddos this summer? Have no hiking experience (or maybe a little experience, or a lot of experience but none with kids tagging along) and want someone to tell you where to start? Join Gibson's Bookstore as we welcome NH author and hiker/parent Sarah Lamagna (rhymes with lasagna!) as she shares her new guidebook, Hiking with Kids New England: 50 Great Hikes for Families, and goes over the top things that she finds are the most useful to bring with you when hiking with kids. Kids are welcome at this event! 

New England has a lot to offer so it's no surprise that it's one of the top outdoor tourist destinations in the country. It sees many people traversing its land each year, and many are there specifically seeking outdoor adventure. And, with families spearheading the need to get outdoors with their little ones, there are places a-plenty for exploring with littles of all ages. Whether you live here or are simply traveling through, Hiking with Kids New England offers up new and exciting adventures for parents and their elementary school-age kids alike. Organized around location, for ease of knocking out all of those "bucket list" places, the book features 40-50 easily accessible day hike locations, with each hike featuring a color photo and a map. As is standard with FalconGuides, all the basic information--from trailhead GPS to best times to go to fees and contacts--will be there, along with trail descriptions geared directly for the kids. The book's handy "Best Hikes For" chart in the beginning will identify the best hikes for water features, historic geographic features, views, cool flora/fauna, and more. Hiking with Kids New England will keep its young participants engaged with tips on cool scavenger hunts; how to identify various animals, bird calls, and more; fun facts about the history of the land; and more.

About the author: Sarah Lamagna is an ecologist-turned-writer and a mom to an almost 4-year-old. She was born and raised a New Englander and spent countless days out on the trails of the northeast. Whether it's on the trails of the Green Mountains in Vermont, the high summits of the White Mountains in New Hampshire, or the coastal cliffs of Maine, Sarah is eager to show her son all of it. Sarah's previous writing experience includes bylines in the Denver Post, REI Co-op Journal, 5280 Magazine, and Territory Supply. She is the writer coordinating the snowshoe section for REI Co-op Journal (aka the snowshoe expert for REI). She's also been featured on NPR's The Takeaway discussing wildfires and climate change. As a former ecologist, she has a unique perspective when discussing science-related issues in the outdoors. She is a fulltime freelance writer, and also volunteers as the Sustainability Expert for WildKind Inc., a nationwide organization dedicated to getting families outside. She currently resides in Barrington, New Hampshire.

Event date: 
Saturday, June 10, 2023 - 11:00am
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
Hiking with Kids New England: 50 Great Hikes for Families By Sarah Lamagna Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781493069774
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Falcon Press Publishing - May 15th, 2023

New England has a lot to offer so it's no surprise that it's one of the top outdoor tourist destinations in the country. It sees many people traversing its land each year, and many are there specifically seeking outdoor adventure. And, with families spearheading the need to get outdoors with their little ones, there are places a-plenty for exploring with littles of all ages.