Sacred Heart Catholic Church

4th of July Couple’s Hiking Guide -
A Great Date in the Great Outdoors

There’s no better way to appreciate our country than spending time in the great outdoors together. Spend time reconnecting in the fresh air on a hiking adventure in your area and end your date with a festive red, white, and blue picnic!

Pack Your Picnic

Try making some of these festive foods to set yourselves up for a patriotic day out!

Flag Fruit Kabobs - Get some wooden skewers, some red, white, and blue fruit and have fun coming up with creative patterns and layers! Some ideas are: watermelon, cherries, raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, bananas, jicama, or marshmallows.

Festive Trail Mix - Create your own custom trail mix, with a patriotic twist! Start by combining a base of mixed nuts and raisins to a bag. Then add in some of the following festive mixins:

  • Blue and red M&Ms
  • Dried strawberries, cranberries, or cherries
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Yogurt covered raisins
  • Popcorn
  • White chocolate covered pretzels.

Patriot Punch - Make a refreshing red, white, and blue layered drink! The key here is sugar content, the highest sugar content will settle on the bottom while the less sugared content will sit above it. Make sure to check the sugar labels before combining for the best layered colors. Choose between the following layers, or get creative with your favorite beverages!

Red - Cranberry juice, Hawaiian Punch, Cherry soda

White - Sprite, 7-Up

Blue - Blue Gatorade, Blue Hawaiian Punch

Find a Trail in Your Area

You’ll be amazed at how many great hiking spots there are just right around the corner from you. is a great online resource of over 100,000 trails across the country. Just drop in your zip code and find a trail that’s close to home. The site includes great tools for planning your trek and allows you to filter based on difficulty, length, elevation, and much more.

Head Out

Get out into nature and spend some quality time in the great outdoors! Choose a location to explore together and print out this Couple’s Hiking Guide to make your journey extra special and memorable.

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