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National Trails Day set to engage participants across the nation

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BALTIMORE, MD—The nationwide celebration of National Trails Day on Saturday June 1, 2024 will bring together people from across the country, Puerto Rico,, and beyond, to celebrate, enjoy, and give back to the trails. American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day, is an annual event aimed at advocacy, trail service, and encouraging local communities to connect in the outdoors.

This year, National Trails Day is expected to draw participation from people of all ages, abilities, and lifestyles. Various activities and events will be held across the country to celebrate the day. Some of the common activities include hiking, biking, horseback riding, and paddling. Participants are also encouraged to share their trail experiences on social media using #NationalTrailsDay and @AmericanHiking.

The history of National Trails Day dates back to 1987, when the American Hiking Society founded the day to promote the importance of trails and outdoor communities. The day was first designated as National Trails Day by the American Hiking Society in 1995.

The significance of National Trails Day can be attributed to the fact that it provides an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of trails and outdoor communities. The day also serves as a platform for promoting environmental stewardship and the protection of wilderness areas. In addition, National Trails Day offers a reminder of the benefits that spending time in nature can have on one’s physical and mental well-being.

Local events can be found online here or by visiting the Maryland Park Service.

This article was written with the assistance of AI and reviewed by a human editor.

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