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2018: Go on a Guided Hike this Fall in Des Moines - dsm4kids.com

Hiking around Des Moines and its surrounding areas is one of our favorite active pastimes; there’s just nothing quite like exploring the great outdoors with your kiddos and watching as they discover new things happening in their environment. Our city is full of great trails to tackle with the kids in tow, however sometimes having a guide lead the way is the best option for budding explorers and naturalists. We rounded up 10 of the best options for getting out and about in nature with your kids this fall, turning hiking into an activity that is both educational and fun. Continue Reading…

2018 First Day Hikes in Iowa - dsm4kids.com

2018 First Day Hikes in Iowa

All First Day Hikes for Jan. 1, 2018 Canceled Due to Frigid Temperatures. You can burn off some of those extra holiday calories at a First Day Hike. There’s no better way to kick off 2018 than by getting outside, exercising, enjoying nature and welcoming the New Year with friends and family! Iowa’s State Parks annually sponsor FREE, guided hikes on New Year’s Day as part of the America’s State Parks First Day Hikes initiative. Continue Reading…

11 Fall Walks & Hikes 4 Families in the Des Moines Area - dsm4kids.com

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Getting out for a walk or hike (even a short one) with the kids in tow can seem a bit daunting. That’s why we’ve rounded up 11 fall hikes that are led and organized by local naturalists. All you have to do is show up! These awesome hikes will get your little city slickers some fresh air and remind you that outdoor adventures are still possible.  Continue Reading…