Fall is here, and as the weather starts to cool down, now is the time to head outdoors with the family for a day hike! No need to pack a tent or sleeping bag – just carry the essentials for a fun-filled morning or afternoon! What are “Mom’s” top picks this season? She has rounded up a bevy of eco-essentials for a successful trip!

Top Fall Hiking Eco-Essentials

Ditch the plastic baggies and have your little ones each choose their own reusable zippered snack bag from Munchkin! Available in a set of three – Munchkin’s Three Snack Bags can hold carrots, grapes, celery sticks, and other goodies, such as trail mix. The durable, stylish pouches are machine washable after a long day spent hiking!

Two nutritious snacks that pack well for hiking and can be tucked into Munchkin’s snack bags are Sun-Maid’s Cape Cod Cranberries and Fruit Bits! These naturally-sweetened dried fruit snacks will be a huge hit with little hikers (and big hikers, too!) “Mom” loves the Fruit Bits – there is something for everyone in this medley, including California raisins, apricots, plums, cherries apples, and peaches!

Keep yourself hydrated while being planet-friendly with the heavy-duty BottlesUp Glass Water Bottle! We know what you are thinking – glass, on a hike? These are extremely thick water bottles, meant for everyday wear and tear, made from recycled glass (up to 75% recycled post-consumer glass sourced on-site). These uniquely designed bottles were designed with the human hand in mind – the midsection taper and bright silicon rings provide an easy, comfortable grasp of the bottle. BottlesUp Glass Water Bottles are free of Bisphenol-A (BPA), phthalates, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), and polycarbonates.

Pop a package or two of Dr. Sears Family Essentials POPUMZ All-Natural Crisps into your day-pack for a crunchy whole-grain snack while on the trail! These new whole grain crisps are packed with protein, fiber, and Omega-3 DHA, and come in 6 delicious flavors, including Chocolate, Vanilla, Caramel, Barbeque, Ranch and Cheddar.

A Tiny Green Mom favorite! For the tiniest of hikers, the eco-classic carrier™ by kokopax offers a safe yet luxe ride for babies & toddlers up to 35 lbs. This eco-fabulous carrier is made of 100% cotton canvas fabric printed using a combination of Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 and GOTS eco-friendly certified dyes. The carrier features an adjustable frame that provides a perfect fit for either parent, a stowable, softly padded hip belt, a 5-point safety harness, a convenient pocket with button closure, a toy ring for keeping baby’s favorite toy close at hand, and a kickstand for holding the eco-classic carrier™ upright when off your back. The eco-classic carrier™ comes in six bold planet-friendly fabric patterns, including flutter, road trip, whisper, sprout, bubbles take-two and pax. Each carrier arrives with its own stylish and matching koko™ carry bag.

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