(Disclosure: I was gifted this book for review, however, my thoughts cannot be bought and all opinions are mine.)
Nope, this is not my article, this is the handy book Best Hikes With Kids - St. Louis and Beyond by
You know those handy little map brochures that you pick one up at the nature center, carry around for a day, and then shove them in your glove box of your car, and it is ripped to shreds before you can use it again? Imagine all that compacted in a small book that you can carry around - only add another 81 trails with it.
So I love this little book, yes for real, it is a compact book that is easy store. The maps are well detailed and Schrenk takes extra time to add in family hiking tips - rather to use strollers, if the trail is easy for toddlers, bathroom availability, and which season is best to visit the hiking trails.
Have you ever heard of Howell Island Conservation Area? Did you know that Howell Island Conservation Area has a 3.9 mile loop that is jogging stroller accessible? Me either! That is this entire book - full of hiking trails that are rarely known and very close to the St. Louis, Missouri area.
You can get your own copy of Best Hikes With Kids - St. Louis and Beyond by Kathy Schrenk by following this link.