National Trails Day
About National Trails Day
When is National Trails Day? This holiday is celebrated on the first Saturday in June
America has a wonderful system of trails. And the good news is that these paths and walkways are getting better and longer. National Trails Day is established to celebrate, improve and enjoy America’s magnificent trail system. It is the nation’s largest celebration of trails, and all that goes with it. In addition to the national trail system, there are countless miles of state, county, and local town trail systems for you enjoy. While today is a celebration of national trails, it is perfectly fine to celebrate all trails in our great nation.
Trail systems are enjoyed for a wide range of activities, including:
- Enjoying nature
- Horseback riding
- Bird watching
- Many other activities.
Happy Trails to you!!!!!
How to Celebrate National Trails Day
There are any ways to celebrate this special day. Here are a few ideas:
- Get out on a trail with family or friends. Enjoy a wonderful time with nature.
- Host an event – a bike ride or hiking event on your local trail.
- Organize and conduct a trail improvement project – Scouts and many other groups can do important service projects, improving a local trail. Important: This requires permission from the government organization that oversees the trail.
.Ps Don’t forget the Trail Mix
“Man cannot live by bread alone. He must have peanut butter.” – – James A. Garfield
History and Origin of National Trails Day
Our research did not find the creator of this special day. The American Hiking Society is a strong supporter and advocate of National Trails Day.
References date its origin back to the 1980s and 1990s. At the time, trail advocates, outdoors industry leaders, and politicians worked to promote and bring awareness to the nation’s wonderful and extensive trail system.
We found no documentation supporting this to be a formal “National” day, which requires a presidential proclamation, or an act of Congress.
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