On June 6, 2009, American Hiking Society and outdoor enthusiasts across
the country will celebrate the 17th annual National Trails Day® (NTD), a
long-standing celebration of America’s magnificent trail system and its
countless supporters and volunteers. More than 1,500 events will take
place around the country including trail maintenance, hiking, paddling,
biking, horseback riding, bird watching, running and trail celebrations.
The theme for NTD 2009, Take in the Outdoors, is an open
invitation to all Americans to get outside, connect with local hiking
clubs, outdoor retailers, local parks and recreation departments or
federal land managing agencies to experience everything the great
outdoors has to offer. “American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®
serves as a gateway to introduce youth and adults to the outdoors and an
opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to give back,” said Greg Miller,
American Hiking Society president.
Since 1993, National Trails Day has inspired thousands of
people and community groups to take part in activities that promote
healthy living, protect green space, educate youth and adults on the
importance of trails, and instill excitement for the outdoors. Plan now
to host or attend an event in your area.
Join American Hiking Society for a National Trails Day event near you.
Founded in 1976, American Hiking Society is the only national,
recreation-based nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting
and protecting America’s hiking trails, their surrounding natural areas
and the hiking experience. To learn more about American Hiking Society
and its mission and programs, visit online or call (301) 565-6704.