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Brought to You By… Hiking

By / Oct 11, 2017 (wragg/Getty Images)

In sometimes surprising ways, associations play direct and indirect roles in bringing the products, services, and activities of daily life to people around the world. Including hiking.

Outdoor Industry Association: National parks are a go-to spot for hikes, fresh air, and nature therapy. And in honor of the National Park Service Centennial, the Outdoor Industry Association helped 22,795 students experience the great outdoors through its Parks4Kids campaign last year.

American Hiking Society: Want to find a hike near you or search for the top-rated hikes around the world? Peruse the American Hiking Society’s Hiking Project, a searchable online database of trails and featured hikes shared by hikers, runners, and other adventurers.

Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America: When setting off on an expedition, you’ll want boots that provide support and stand up to the elements. Hopefully your brand of choice belongs to the Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America, which ensures its members are aware of product safety, manufacturing, and retail regulations.

Alex Beall

Alex Beall is an associate editor for Associations Now with a masters in journalism and a penchant for Instagram. More »

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