National Trails Day 2009

imageThe American Hiking Society’s trail awareness program, National Trails Day, will be held on June 6th, 2009.  Check their website for information about the event. 

How Successful is National Trails Day? Since 1993, National Trails Day® has grown to inspire many thousands of people to enjoy trails on the same day nationwide. All 50 states have had events, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Guam and the Virgin Islands. National Trails Day® is now a permanent fixture on the calendars of trail clubs, businesses, and government agencies. With more than 1,100 registered events in 2007, greater awareness of trails was brought to thousands of people through dedications, hikes, bike and horse rides, paddle trips, trail maintenance, and many other activities. Event hosts included local hiking clubs, federal agencies, municipal parks, retailers, land trusts, and many other businesses and organizations.