Find the trails near you on National Trails Day, June 4.
This Saturday, June 4, is National Trails Day and outdoor events are happening all weekend around the country.
Find out what trail events are scheduled in your area on the American Hiking Society's website. With more than 2,000 National Trails Day events registered in all 50 states — from hikes and nature walks to trail maintenance work days — there's a good chance something is happening on the trails near you.
Even if you don't see an event listed nearby, your local trail organization, land trust, or outdoor group still may be holding an event this weekend (I've seen numerous postings in my area for events not on the AHS site). And if it's a maintenance project, non-profits will likely appreciate your efforts anytime. Check calendar listings of local groups directly to see what's happening nearby.
Whether it's an official trail clean-up or a spur of the moment hike, consider bringing a friend or child on your next trail outing. In the words of the-ever-dirty Mike Rowe, "The fact that millions of people have never really experienced the woods or the mountains is borderline tragic.”
For more info: www.americanhiking.org/national-trails-day/