National Trails Day is Coming
You might need to check the weather forecast but hopefully by June the torrential rains will subside in Utah so we can play on National Trails Day. The American Hiking Society has dubbed June 4, 2016, the day when hundreds of thousands of individuals all across the country will converge at parks, forests, and trails to experience the great outdoors.
Each year for the past 24 years, American Hiking Society, along with local outdoors clubs, businesses, conservation organizations, and parks have invited the public to attend special trail events on National Trails Day.
Activities include hikes, bike rides, trail runs, horseback rides, paddle trips, and kid-specific activities while other events offer stewardship projects including trail maintenance, habitat restoration, and park cleanups.
There will be a few locations in Utah participating on June 4 but these ones use National Trails Day as an opportunity for service projects. If you don’t mind giving back by weeding or placing trail signs then start your day in the Cottonwoods or Wasatch Mountain State Park in Midway, Utah. Click here for details.
The events are free, family-friendly, and provide excellent introductions to anyone looking to honor our American trail systems. You can also use June 4 as a time to find other adventure seekers in your hood.
Parks, clubs, and other organizations can still register their June 4 events for free at AmericanHiking.org for inclusion in a publicly searchable database. “Registering an event makes it easy for the public to find nearby activities matching their specific interests,” according to American Hiking Society President Gregory Miller.