New Sections of California Coastal Trail

Just in time for the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day, June 4, 2016, Mendocino County in Northern California will open two new hiking trails. The 2.3-mile Peter Douglas Coastal Trail routes hikers through redwood groves known as Shady Dell featuring trees with branches that have split off into candelabra shapes. The land, just south of Sinkyone Wilderness...

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National Trails Day is Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Come celebrate the 23rd anniversary of National Trails Day in the Smokies on the Appalachian Trail. This fun workday only comes around once a year, and you don’t want to miss it. Please get your registration in as soon as possible. Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Southern Regional Office of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Smoky Mountains Hiking...

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Celebrate National Trails Day®: June 4, 2016

American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® (NTD) is a celebration of America’s magnificent Trail System, occurring annually on the first Saturday in June. NTD features a series of outdoor activities, designed to promote and celebrate the importance of trails in the United States. Individuals, clubs and organizations from around the country host National Trails Day®...

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2015 National Trails Day is June 6

June 6, 2015 is American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®, the country’s largest celebration of trails. National Trails Day events will take place in every state across the country and will include hikes, biking and horseback rides, paddling trips, birdwatching, geocaching, gear demonstrations, stewardship projects and more. If you are interested in leading or...

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Celebrate National Trails Day With A Hike In Your Favorite National Park

Not that you need an excuse to visit your favorite national park, but there’s a perfect one this Saturday, June 7,2014: National Trails Day! Around the country this Saturday folks will be taking to hiking trails to celebrate the great outdoors in what the American Hiking Society says is America’s largest annual single-day trails and outdoor celebration. Of course,...

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Leader of trail building, hikes continues its tradition June 7

Once again, the leading provider of hiking activities around Tallahassee, FL for over 30 years is hosting a walk on National Trails Day, which is June 7, 2014. It is a tradition for the Apalachee Chapter of the Florida Trail Association (FTA). They hosted an outdoor celebration in 1993, when the American Hiking Society first launched the nation’s largest...

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National Trails Day 2014 is June 7

American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® is the country’s largest celebration of trails. Mark your 2014 calendar for Saturday, June 7 to prepare for this year’s big celebration. National Trails Day events include hikes, biking and horseback rides, paddling trips, birdwatching, geocaching, gear demonstrations, stewardship projects and more. With miles of hiking and...

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Appalachian Trail Conservancy will Celebrate National Trails Day with African American History Hike

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), in partnership with the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park and the NAACP Jefferson County West Virginia Branch, will host the third annual African American History Hike in celebration of National Trails Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014. The one-mile guided hike takes participants back in time as they learn...

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Hiking can be just the ticket to cure what ails us

Medications are a regular part of daily living for many people. But there’s something to be said for time spent walking and hiking in the fresh air, surrounded by the wisdom and kind way of trees, as a prescription for what ails us. Saturday, June 1, is National Trails Day, and next week is Pennsylvania Hiking Week, so it’s worth stepping into the footfalls...

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Help fix Mt. Lemmon hiking paths for National Trails Day

For many, a weekend morning means a hike in the mountains. This Saturday, June 1st, outdoor enthusiasts can get their fresh air fix while pitching in to help maintain trails on Mt. Lemmon on National Trails Day. The Santa Catalina Ranger District north of Tucson, AZ is organizing the effort as part of the nationwide celebration of America’s trail network....

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National Trails Day hiking at State Parks…

In conjunction with National Trails Day, Tennessee State Parks will host free, guided hikes on Saturday, June 1, encouraging outdoor enthusiasts to participate in several planned activities across the state. Each state park will host its own special hike, offering a variety of family-friendly activities including historical hikes, educational programming, re-enactments...

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You’re Invited To Help Denali National Park Staff Maintain Trails

Want to know what it takes to provide trails for visitors in Denali National Park? Come join the Denali trail crew on Saturday, June 1, and celebrate National Trails Day by helping with annual maintenance activities on the Mount Healy Overlook Trail. Volunteers will help the National Park Service trail crew with hauling brush, repairing drainage ditches, and other trail...

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Mahoosuc Land Trust hosting five-mile hike on new Black and White Trail

The Mahoosuc Land Trust will host a five-mile hike on the new Black and White Trail at 10 a.m. June 1 as part of the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day. The Black and White Trail stretches from Maine’s Black Mountain Ski Area to the Rumford Whitecap Mountain parking area, according to Jolan Ippolito, development associate of the Mahoosuc Land...

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Volunteers needed to maintain Appalachian Trail

A lot of the trail work in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is done by volunteers. There is another service opportunity June 1. It is the 21st National Trails Day and volunteers are needed to help maintain the Appalachian Trail. Volunteers need sturdy shoes, adequate drinking water and will need to pack a lunch. At the end of the day, volunteers will be treated to...

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Pennsylvania’s Hiking Week Showcasing State’s Trails, Walkways

Hikers once again will be picking their pace and path through Pennsylvania’s bountiful outdoors when Hiking Week 2013 begins on Saturday, May 25, offering participants a variety of organized hikes across the state. “A wealth of healthy hiking activities is offered to all ages and abilities thanks to the cooperative efforts of the co-sponsoring Keystone Trails...

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2013 National Trails Day is June 1

American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® is the country’s largest celebration of trails. Mark your 2013 calendar for June 1 to make sure you don’t miss out on the thousands of NTD activites happening all over the country. Events include hikes, biking and horseback rides, paddling trips, birdwatching, geocaching, gear demonstrations, stewardship...

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Hit the trails backpacking with kids

Many parents have felt the joy and rewards of day hiking with wee ones, but far fewer have backpacked overnight into the wilderness, kids in tow (or in-pack, as the case may be). With the right gear, planning and attitude, parents and kids alike can reap the benefits of backcountry adventures. On June 2 – the 20th anniversary of National Trails Day – families...

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Hike the Heights 8: Soaring Spirits Return to the Sunken Playground in Manhattan

What better way to reintroduce northern Manhattan parks to residents and friends than through a neighborhood celebration that takes you hiking through the secret and not-so-secret parks and finishes up with a big outdoor party? Hike the Heights, an annual community-wide hike-and-party, is now in its eighth year. It will take place this Saturday, June 2nd on National...

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Denali National Park Marking National Trails Day With New Hiking Trail

A new trail is coming to Denali National Park and Preserve, and in honor of National Trails Day the general public is being invited to help with the construction. The Savage Alpine Trail will run 4.5 miles through forest and across tundra. On National Trails Day, June 2, volunteers are being invited to help park crews build a 150-foot boardwalk. “This event is a...

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Outings set for trails week in Pennsylvania

The trail might ascend into the nation’s first sanctuary for hawks, veer through a Superfund site that became a preserve or cross ground that a volunteer tended for the past 20 years. On National Trails Day on June 2, hikers, bicyclists, canoeists and equestrians have a chance to explore paths they haven’t taken before or to re-cover favorite ground....

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Finger Lakes Trail celebrating 50th anniversary with hikes across New York state

National Trails Day will have a little extra significance for the Finger Lakes Trail this year. Shortly after the sun rises Saturday, June 2, 75 simultaneous hikes will begin across New York state, as the Finger Lakes Trail celebrates its 50th birthday with a one-day collective trip spanning over 550 miles. Founded in 1962, the Finger Lakes Trail Conference now offers...

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June is time for National Trails Day® and Great Outdoors Month

June is a special time to celebrate America’s Great Outdoors. Presidential recognition of the American Recreation Coalition’s Great Outdoors Week and proclamations from governors across America are featured along with tours, work days, and celebrations. One special day in June is sponsored by the American Hiking Society and a variety of partners: National...

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Do you ever ponder how trails are formed?

It would seem the first step is to plan the route. This may appear simple at first glance. Wouldn’t one always elect the easiest? Not necessarily – often the trail takes a detour from “easy” to incorporate a scenic view or historic site that happens to be along the way. And how would one know about these distractions? OK, so research might come...

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Conservation Areas Perfect for Celebrating National Trails Day

On the first Saturday of June each year, the American Hiking Society encourages people to discover the healthy fun of spending time hiking, biking and horseback riding. National Trails Day falls on June 2 this year, and the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) bends over backwards to make it easy to celebrate the occasion. Conservation areas (CAs) have trails that...

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Events Scheduled for Connecticut Trails Day

On June 2nd and 3rd, Connecticut will host the largest Trails Day celebration in the nation with 193 events scheduled in 121 towns on over 540 miles of trails throughout the state. Time flies while you are having fun. The Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), the first private, non-profit conservation organization established in Connecticut, is celebrating...

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National Trails Day; Pennsylvania Hiking Week

Have you been looking for a reason to get off your duff and go outside to hike or bike on a wonderful trail? Well, you’re in luck. Several great opportunities are coming up soon. Pennsylvania Hiking Week begins on Saturday, May 26 and extends through Sunday, June 3. It is a joint venture of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and...

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American Hiking Society Turns 35

The American Hiking Society (AHS) kicks off a year-long celebration of three important organizational Mile Markers this October. The non-profit, which is dedicated to promoting and protecting foot trails and the hiking experience, is planning a series of special activities to commemorate the organization’s 35th anniversary on October 13, 2011, Hike the Hill’s 15th...

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