National Trails Day This Saturday: Make Your Plans

May 28, 2013 in Other

Click to find a National Trails Day event near you. As you can see, lots of events are planned.

Click to find a National Trails Day event near you.
As you can see, lots of events are planned.

This Saturday marks the 21st anniversary of National Trails Day (NTD) – which is reason enough to get into the great outdoors. Last year, over 157,000 people participated in 2,000+ events on NTD – including the trail maintenance group we joined at Barfield Crescent Park in Murfreesboro.

Quick on the heels of last weekend’s unofficial Memorial Day summer kickoff, National Trails Day is celebrated annually on the first Saturday of June. The American Hiking Society (AHS) works hard to provide a variety of activities every year on NTD. This year events range from  ”hikes, biking and horseback rides, paddling trips, birdwatching, geocaching, gear demonstrations, stewardship projects and more.”

It’s a great day to get out and meet fellow nature lovers. If you’re new to hiking, there are lots of guided introductory hikes and if you’re a long-time hiker this is a great opportunity to volunteer for a day of trail maintenance work. Let us know what events you’ll be joining and we’ll report back next week on our first NTD with a baby in tow!

Find an event for National Trails Day now — and as the folks at AHS say, “Hike. Bike. Paddle. Ride. Get Outside.”



Make Your Plans! National Trails Day is June 2nd.

May 30, 2012 in Hiking Community

National Trails Day

Make your plans for June 2

We’ve been hitting the trails pretty solidly the last several weeks, but in honor of National Trails Day, this Saturday we’ll trade in our hiking shoes for work gloves and clippers. National Trails Day was established by the American Hiking Society to celebrate the great trail systems throughout the United States and is an opportunity to meet up with other hiking enthusiasts.

There are hundreds (maybe thousands) of events going on throughout the country this weekend to celebrate the great outdoors. In Tennessee, events include sunrise hikes, waterfall hikes, snorkeling trips, night time hikes, trail maintenance treks and many more opportunities. Here’s a list from the American Hiking Society of events to celebrate National Trails Day in Tennessee and here’s the list for events by state.

Whether you’ll be fixing up trails or venturing out on your first hike, take some time on Saturday to appreciate the importance of our great natural resources.