What to Bring

Below is a suggested checklist to consider, but please bring anything and everything you need to keep you and your family happy, safe, and comfortable in the outdoors.

  • Water
  • Clothing appropriate for the weather (layers, if needed)
  • Backpack
  • Snacks or a picnic lunch
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Hats
  • Diapers and baby wipes (don’t forget a plastic bag to put the messy ones in!)
  • Sunglasses
  • Whistle
  • Camera
  • First-aid kit and/or Band-Aids
  • Water shoes
  • Change of clothes
  • Towels
  • Sketchbook and pen or pencil
  • Magnifying glass
  • Binoculars
  • Field guides or ID cards
  • Flashlight for night hikes

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” Gary Snyder