Ten ways to observe National Trails Day, June 1, 2013

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Tomorrow is National Trails Day, a designation promoted by the American Hiking Society. Here are 10 ways to show your support of trails tomorrow.

  1. Walk or ride on your favorite trail.
  2. Try a new one trail with a different bike.
  3. If you normally walk on your favorite trail, try biking. If you normally bike, try walking. You’ll see the trail at a different pace and perhaps in a new way.
  4. Organize a group to ride a trail together. End up at an ice cream shop.
  5. Contribute to a local trails group, e.g., Friends of the Pumpkinvine
  6. Post photos of the trail on Google Earth. (The photo can’t contain recognizable people.)
  7. Pick up litter along a trail.
  8. Join a national trails group like Rails-to-Trail Conservancy or American Hiking Society.
  9. Write an email or letter of thanks to the managers of local trails. For the Pumpkinvine, that list would be:

  10. Volunteer to help with a trail event like the Pumpkinvine Bike Ride.