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National Trails Day

June 1

National Trails Day on the first Saturday in June recognizes all the incredible benefits federal, state and local trails provide for recreation and exposure nature. Events held throughout the United States help promote awareness of the wide variety of services the trails systems offer. National Trails Day encourages people to discover their local trials, become active concerning trail issues and share their excitement for the outdoors.

While hiking may be the first activity to come to mind, trails offer so much more!  Trails provide access to waterways for canoeing and paddle trips.  Birders find excellent opportunities for birdwatching and those seeking to test their abilities to observe and study geolocation enjoy geocaching. Others learn land navigation or use the trails for biking. Each of the pursuits creates an opportunity to spend time outdoors and generate an excellent cardiovascular workout.

National Trails Day is also an opportunity to thank the many volunteers, land agencies, trail developers,  park employees, rangers for their help in developing and maintaining the trails.