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Saturday June 6, 2015 is National Trails Day! National Trails Day events will take place in every state across the country and will include hikes, biking and horseback rides, paddling trips, bird watching, geocaching, gear demonstrations, stewardship projects and more. Get out there an enjoy the outdoors!!!

What is National Trails Day?
American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day (NTD), is a nationwide celebration of trails and an opportunity for you, your organization, business, or agency to celebrate our country’s 200,000+ miles of trails by organizing or participating in an outdoor event in your area. Join the effort to promote healthy living, protect green space, and reinforce the importance of trails in your community.

When is National Trails Day?
The official date of National Trails Day is always the first Saturday in June. This year, NTD will be held on Saturday, June 6, 2015. How much does it cost to register and who is an eligible host? It’s FREE! Any individual, group, club, organization or business with an interest in trail use may host a NTD event.

How much does it cost to attend?
Public events are also FREE unless otherwise stated by the host in their event description.

What are examples of common NTD events?
Examples include all non-motorized activities related to trail-recreation such as hikes, bike rides, trail maintenance, health fairs, educational workshops, children’s programs, horseback rides, backpacking trips, river and paddling excursions, wildlife viewing, photography clinics, gear demonstrations and more! The possibilities are endless!

How do I get started?
To learn more about National Trails Day, to register an event, or to find one near you, visit http://www.nationaltrailsday.org/

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For quick tips and fact sheets on hiking, check out American Hiking SocietyTips for your next Hike“.