Monday, May 31, 2010

Calendar: National Trails Day

Saturday, June 5, is the first Saturday in June. That makes it National Trails Day, an annual event sponsored by the American Hiking Society to inspire people to discover, learn about, and celebrate trails.

Give your favorite trails a little love at one of these volunteer events (links are to the event listing or the sponsoring organization's website):

Rock Creek Park
Potomac Heritage Trail
C&O Canal at Lock 8 or Great Falls
Meadowood Recreation Area
Prince William Forest Park
Washington Monument State Park
Cunningham Falls
Brookside Nature Center 

There are also some plain old hikes and celebrations that don't ask you to do anything but enjoy the trail, like the "Meet the Met" party on a newly-opened stretch of the Metropolitan Branch Trail, the ribbon cutting for a new "Chesapeake Bay Trail" at Northwood High School, and a bike tour on the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail in Alexandria (pdf). There are many more events listed in DC, Maryland, and Virginia and on our calendar.

And if you'd rather be on the water, Saturday is also the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Clean the Bay Day.

Have another event you want to highlight? Leave a comment. We'll see you out there!