Celebrate National Trails Day on the NCT!

Question: What national “holiday” is celebrated this Saturday (June 7th)?

Answer: National Trails Day®.

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According to the American Hiking Society, the 22nd annual National Trails Day® will be “the country’s largest celebration of trails” which will “bring together outdoor enthusiasts across the country.”  It is a “celebration of America’s magnificent trail system and its countless supporters and volunteers. More than 2,000 nationwide events will take place including trail maintenance, hiking, paddling, biking, horseback riding, bird watching, running, trail celebrations and more!”  Learn more about National Trails Day at AHS’ website.

Many events will take place along the North Country National Scenic Trail, including:

North Dakota – SRV Chapter’s event at Fort Ransom State Park

Minnesota – Grand Opening event at Maplewood State Park, Laurentian Lakes Chapter’s hike at Tamarac NWR, Itasca Moraine Chapter’s picnic and hike, Superior Hiking Trail Association’s hikes and workday

Wisconsin – Brule-St. Croix Chapter’s hike and picnic, Chequamegon Chapter’s hike/pot-luck, Heritage Chapter’s trail building event at Copper Falls State Park

Michigan – North Country Trail Hikers Chapter’s hike (part of the Marquette Trails Festival weekend event)

Ohio – Buckeye Trail Association’s New Straitsville Work Weekend at Wildcat Hollow

Get out there onto your favorite trail this Saturday and celebrate National Trails Day!

 

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