Kids in Parks Hiking Trail Opens in Crozet, VA

Thanks to a new partnership between Albemarle County and the Kids in Parks program, there’s a new family hiking trail in Crozet, Virginia.

Kids in Parks is a national program designed to get kids outside and exploring. The new trailhead at Mint Springs Park is open with a kiosk stocked with interactive maps. Kids in Parks calls it a track trail, it has free guides that teach kids about birds, nature, safe hiking and more.

As families work their way along the path, kids can check off what they find and see. When they get home, they can register their hike on the track trail website to earn prizes. One track trail completed earns a nature journal, nine track trails completed earns a magnifying glass.

Kids in Parks has about 100 track trails across the country.

Mint Springs Park is open during daylight hours throughout the summer, the track trails hike is one mile long.


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