Hello and welcome to our first blog post as Families Who Hike. We are a family that loves the outdoors, loves to hike and spend time in nature. We hope to connect with other families that hike, building a community of family hikers and share our adventures and photos that we take. Right now, we're... Continue Reading →
Another quick trip into the woods to check out a new trail we heard about and wanted to share. We're huge fans of the trails along the Carolina Thread trail. If you're not familiar with these trails, their website has TONS of information and we 've written a couple of blog posts about them as well. Check them out here.... Continue Reading →
This past weekend was Kids in Nature day at Squirrel Lake Park in Matthews, NC. We went to this event for the first time last year and we had such a good time. Kids in Nature day is a day in the park where several nature and outdoor related booths are set up around the... Continue Reading →
Every fall we have a few traditions. We always go to the pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin, which usually turns into a few. We decorate the outside of the house with fall colors and take one or two trips to see how the leaves have changed but our favorite activity is apple picking.... Continue Reading →
Fall weather is quickly creeping in here in North Carolina, especially in the mornings and evenings. Those huge spiders are all over the place with those super imposing webs, people are starting to decorate their homes in fall colors and a few for Halloween already. Kids are in school as well as participating in afterschool... Continue Reading →
We're always up for a challenge and hiking King's Pinnacle did not disappoint. In fact, we probably were a little too ambitious and over did it because we were wiped out for the rest of the day and part of the following day. Crowders Mountain State Park is a place we have been to a few times.... Continue Reading →
Latta Plantation is located in Huntersville, NC and not too far away from us. The Latta Plantation itself is a historic site that we have been to many times. When you first arrive at Latta Plantation, the Nature Center is on the right. At the nature center, you can park, picnic, go inside and... Continue Reading →
We're always looking for new ideas, places to go, tips to try and ways to make our hikes more exciting, educational, fun etc. This involves reading and researching a lot! Today we want to share with you a few articles that we read and found interesting. Take some time and check them out for yourself!... Continue Reading →
South Mountains Sate Park is located in Connelly Springs, North Carolina and has close to 50 miles of hiking available. Horse and mountain biking can also be done there. South Mountains State Park is hands down one of our favorite hiking destinations. Each time we go we try and do a different trail but always... Continue Reading →
We have always wanted to go to Pilot Mountain. It’s definitely on our list of To-Do’s. Until then, we enjoyed reading this post about it 🙂
By: Katie Hall, Public Information Officer, N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation
How many people would you guess have marveled at Pilot Mountain from the highway or passed the signs for Pilot Mountain State Park without stopping? I’ve done it more times than I’d care to admit. Do we think because we’ve SEEN it that we’ve seen it?
For me, Pilot Mountain peeking over the horizon was a familiar sight. I’d seen it countless times traveling to and from other places in the beautiful mountains of Virginia and West Virginia. Time after time, it rose from the Piedmont on my way to somewhere else, and again on the way back. I always seemed to be in too much of a hurry to stop.
Each time I passed it, I kicked myself as I recalled all the times I never stopped. That losing streak came to an end this year, and…
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