The idea came to her while she read comments left on the "Friends of Franklin" Facebook group. Many came from moms who discussed trying to fit in outdoor activities for their children in between work and chores, Mercurio said. She suggested hiking.
Not knowing what to expect, she created the Franklin Area Kids Hiking Group on a whim: In four days, more than 100 parents had joined. And the number has doubled since then.
Mercurio usually plans two to three hikes each week, two of which tailor to specific themes.Continue reading the article here (subscription may be required)
|screen capture of Franklin Area Kids Hiking Group Facebook page|
For additional info on the Kids Hiking Group you can review the article in the Franklin Town News
and of course visit their Facebook page here
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