Many times families will simply ignore the obvious when looking for fun, outdoor activities to do. Hiking is one of the proven events that one can do to keep the family healthy. In the United States alone, there are more than 50 national and 6,500 state parks to enjoy with one’s family. Most Americans live within a day drive of at least one or many parks with many of them offering trails that vary in difficulty. The hike can be extended into a full-day event by packing a lunch to take a break during the trip. Many find this type of trip to be an affordable way to enjoy time with loved ones, reduce stress, and anxiety.