June 2 marks National Trails Day (NTD), an annual trail awareness program that provides opportunities for organizations to celebrate the country’s 200,000-plus miles of outdoor trails. NTD seeks to promote healthy living, protect green space, educate adults and youth on the importance of trails, and instill excitement for the outdoors. Examples include all non-motorized activities related to trail use, such as trail maintenance and construction, hikes, health fairs, educational workshops, fun runs and walks, children’s programs, biking, horseback rides, backpack trips, river and paddling excursions, wildlife viewing, photography clinics, astronomy outings, gear demonstrations, and more. Although June 2 is the official NTD date, groups can set their own dates for observing the program. For additional details on how to get involved with NTD, contact John Michels, Trail ....
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