Kristin briefly mentioned in her recent Penny pinching (for souvenirs!) post that I have started collecting hiking stick medallions from the parks we visit. Last year while visiting Fort Necessity National Battlefield and looking for a Christmas ornament I had noticed that the park office sold hiking stick medallions. When I returned home I did some investigating and discovered that national and state parks often sell hiking stick medallions in their gift shops.
I collected six medallions this summer from the parks that we visited. They ranged in price from $4 to $6 and there are typically a few different designs to choose from. If you do not find a medallion at the park you visit or if you want to purchase medallions from parks that you have previously visited, you can also find them at hikeamerica.com.
If you don’t already have a hiking stick, you can often find walking sticks at many of the park gift shops. My hiking stick is from the Brazos Walking Stick company in Texas. If you are looking for something a bit more unique I would definitely check the company out either online or in a store near you. Additionally, some Brazos Walking Sticks are sold on Amazon and can be found by clicking here.
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