Tyke Hikes

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Come outside and play with us at Tyke Hikes! Tyke Hikes are guided walks through local parks on stroller-friendly trails, and are designed for children 0-8. Each Tyke Hike has a nature-based theme and will teach both the children and the caregivers something about the outdoors. The kids will pick up sticks, look for bugs, and touch trees and flowers. After all that fun stuff, each child will enjoy a healthy snack and make a craft to take home. Because all children must be accompanied by a caregiver during Tyke Hikes, they are great opportunities to be outside with children and grandchildren, and are perfect activities for babysitters and nannies to do with the kids. Tyke Hikes are great way to introduce children to nature and to make new friends along the way.

In addition, Tyke Hike kids get a jump start on environmental awareness and begin to develop a love of the outdoors that can help keep them happy and healthy. Engaging in outdoor activity has been linked to success in school through better concentration as well as a greater sense of well-being and the ability to cope. And, because there are no winners or losers in Tyke Hikes, these programs help kids develop self-confidence.

This year’s Tyke Hike locations and themes (all Tyke Hikes are from 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM):

TH Schedule (updated Jul 2015)

Register for a Tyke Hike by using the Activity Calendar, or call us at 412-255-0564. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, although walk-ups are welcome. If an outing does not have enough pre-registered participants, there is a chance it may be cancelled.

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Featured Outing


Polish Food Hike

Sunday, December 13, 2015
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This 4-mile hike around Harrison Hills Park is sure to give you an appetite for great food and more Venture Outdoors outings! After the hike, we’ll enjoy a delicious sampling of traditional Polish food.

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