About the American Hiking Society's National Trails Day

If you're reading this, odds are you're a fan of the outdoors. Whether your passion is hiking, backpacking, climbing, mountain biking, or just exploring the outdoors in any way possible, it's important to take time to celebrate the importance of trails across the country. This Saturday, June 1, marks the American Hiking Society's 21st annual National Trails Day®. It's a chance for all of us to pay tribute to the beautiful landscapes we explore and to introduce others to our outdoor passions through special events.

About National Trails Day
According to the American Hiking Society (AHS), National Trails Day (NTD) evolved in the 80's and 90's from the idea that creating a true national trail system by connecting local paths and trail organizations is of great benefit to the entire country. NTD is a chance for the outdoor community to work together to increase stewardship and involvement from local populations. By banding together on a single day to show dedication to our trail systems and sharing our love for the outdoors, we can build advocacy and protect our favorite trails for decades to come.

How You Can Get Involved
Anyone can host or attend a public NTD event. Events can include activities like hiking, biking, trail work, bird watching, photography, paddling, trail running, healthy lifestyle-focused programming and more. Events traditionally take place on the first Saturday in June - exactly two days from today. There are hundreds of events already scheduled and many opportunities to participate in communities across the country.

Click here to find a National Trails Day event near you and spend this Saturday paying tribute to our country's beautiful trail systems!

Comments

Cara Sullivan said…
I love the outdoors, and the fact that it's National Trails Day is right around the corner, more people should be just as enthusiastic!

As an avid hiker, biker, camper and kayaker, I stress to my family and friends the precautions you must adhere to in the summer. Make sure that your adventures in the trails on June 1st are tick-free and full of fun!