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Take a Hike Day

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When is Take a Hike Day? This holiday is always observed on November 17

Take a Hike Day is today, a November 17 holiday. Walking, and hiking are excellent ways to exercise and get into shape. Hikes are distinguished from walks, in that they are taken in the woods, hills, mountains, or somewhere else in a natural setting. Hikes not only give you exercise, but they also provide scenic sites and vistas, that are good for the relaxation of the mind and soul.

There is some reference to this as National Tell Your Boss to Take a Hike Day. It likely evolved out of Take a Hike Day. We have found no factual information whatsoever, on this derivation of Take a Hike Day. Also, we believe that telling your boss to “take a hike”, may not be healthy for your employment situation.

Some people have suggested that this day be used to tell someone to “take a hike”. We leave this use of this interpretation up to the reader!

Use this special day to take a hike, alone or with others. Make it a goal to hike today and work off a little excess weight so you can put it right back on during Thanksgiving. You’ll be glad you did.

How to Celebrate Take a Hike Day

  • Pick a trail and take a hike. It doesn’t have to be a challenging one. 
  • If you’re looking to hike through the fall foliage, you will probably have to travel quite a distance. The leaves have already fallen through much of the U.S. Invite someone to join you on the trail. It is always much more fun when you are with someone. And, you never know when the “buddy system” is needed. 

Today's Quote

“The woods are wonderful, dark and deep. But, I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.” – – Robert Frost

History and Origin of Take a Hike Day

We found no factual information on this special day. Apparently, the creator has taken a hike. Then, he kept on walking without documenting this great holiday.



More November 17 Holidays

Here are more November 17 holidays and events we’re sure you will enjoy.

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