Planning for a Family Snackation on New England Hiking Trails

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Planning for a Family Snackation on New England Hiking Trails

My family loves to hike. We are very lucky that there are so many awesome hiking destinations close to home in New England. When we go on long hikes, we need to be prepared with lots of snacks for our Snackation!


Walmart has some great snack supplies from Smucker’s and Jif brands that are just perfect to fit in our day packs and coolers. I love that Walmart has a great selection and always has the best prices around.


Quick and easy snacks are a must in my book. I want to spend time with my family and on the trails, not fuss with snack preparation. The portable snacks like the Jif To Go Dippers are perfect for on the go. I’ll pack some apple slices and pretzels for easy dipping when we take snack breaks along the trail.

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I am in LOVE with the Jif Whips. I selected the peanut butter and chocolate flavor. I can’t wait to dip some fresh strawberries for a sweet and satisfying treat! My husband is excited to try this one too!


My daughter is a big fan of PB&J sandwiches, but they can get messy to make and eat on the trail. She’s also not a big fan of the crust. The Smucker’s Uncrustables are ideal for her! I can take a few out of the freezer and they are ready to eat by the time we hit our lunch spot on the hike.


My son is a fan of the Smucker’s Squeeze Grape and Strawberry Jam. He’ll put some on a rice cake or squirt inside a hotdog roll. He’ll often combine both flavors.


I’m excited for our next family hike and glad I am all set with snacking supplies. Stay tuned for my post on what snacks we prepare and maybe a yummy recipe or two.

What are your favorite snacks for family Snackations?


Jenn Mitchell is a proud mom, wife and adventure seeker. She’s traveled either solo or with family to 20 countries and 36 U.S. states so far. A former personal trainer, Jenn looks for ways to keep her family fit and active both at home and on the road. Her goal is to inspire other moms and families to live happy and healthy lives.

This Post Has 21 Comments

  1. Amber Ludwig

    Mmmm!! Some of our favorite snacks!! We love hiking as a family and always bring pb&j!! My son is a peanut butter obsessed man!! But its so perfect because its a great amount of protein and sugar to keep us trekking!!

  2. I love peanut butter and jelly. I used to buy the uncrustables for my daughter when she was younger. Great snack.

  3. My kids adore all things PB&J so these are great ideas. Squeezable jam has pretty much changed my life. I love Smucker’s Natural fruit spread- it’s delicious and easy to use on everything!

  4. Christi

    You’re so prepared! I love the idea of bringing smart snacks along for an outing like that – you KNOW the kids are inevitably going to get hungry (aka whiny)!

  5. Miranda (Myrabev)

    Look at all these delicious snacks, I have only ever been hiking twice and I loved it. Glad you guys have great hiking areas.

  6. Lisa

    I still have not tried the Jiff Whips but they look so good. I can see all kinds of fruit being dipped into it and gobbled up.

  7. Dina Demarest

    I would take along the uncrustables so that we could hold off on hunger. That looks like a fun hike!

  8. Heather

    I like those peanut butter cups! They would be great in my son’s lunch box for all the fruit and crackers I pack him.

  9. Jeanine

    This stuff looks great. I wish we had the jif products in Canada. My kids would love it all especially those crustables!

  10. You definitely need some good snacks when you hike.
    I haven’t hiked in a long time!
    Thanks for sharing.

  11. Maureen

    Oh how I wish we have those smucker’s here. In Jakarta (where I am) we only have the smucker’s jam. And the jif to go looks really good too. Too bad we don’t have them here too.

  12. Ron

    Great supplies! For sure you and your family will enjoy your SNACKNATION and hike!


    I love the Jiff to go. That would make a great snack for my children to take to work.

  14. rosemary palmer

    We don’t hike, but take day trips often for shopping or flea markets and always try to have a snack bag and cooler. Great way to save money and not eat junk.

  15. Ashley

    I have yet to try the Jiff Whips or the to-go containers, but I love everything else! Such great snack food.

  16. I must try some of these Jiff Whips. Last year they had a pumpkin spice flavor and I regret not trying it. I’ll have to look for it this year.

  17. Briton Alo

    We love taking individually packed apple sauces, sliced meats and cheeses, and grapes! I’d love to try the peanut butter to go packs!

  18. Rosey

    We love Smuckers here. We also love those Jif Dippers…I think I like those as much as the kids do.

  19. Apryl

    Th is is right on time! We’re taking a trip next week to Disney World. I’ll keep a look out for some of these items when I pack my boys lunches for the airplane. Thanks!

  20. Chantal

    These are awesome products for a picnic! I think the crustables and the peanut butter to go are both amazing ideas! I’ll be looking for the pb packs next time I’m at the store!

  21. Kiwi

    I love the idea of a Snackation!!! The Jif Whips sounds so delish – great for strawberries I need a snackation for that now!

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