Trails open up the natural world to the everyone regardless of their physical abilities and age. Depending on the type of experience one is looking for trails of different types can provide an enriching opportunity to explore the wilderness. The American Hiking Society celebrates National Trails Day on the first Saturday in June each year. On June 7th people will attend the hundreds of events held to celebrate America's magnificent trail system. The following are a few of the events scheduled in Central Florida.
National Trails Day at Moss Park
The Central Florida Chapter of the Florida Trail Association is hosting an event to celebrate National Trails Day on Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The National Trails Day Celebration at Moss Park includes information about the 1300 mile long Florida National Scenic Trail and demonstrations on how people, often times volunteers, perform trail work and blazing. Park visitors will be able to take short hikes on the nature trail in the park, as well.
People who would like to learn about hiking, equipment used for the activity, orienteering and more will have the opportunity to do so at the classes and demonstrations being offered at the celebration.
Young participants will find games to play and hungry folks will find food offerings. Regular park admission fees apply. For more information visit the Florida Trails website.
"Trails Benefit Us All" in Volusia County
Volusia County Parks, Recreation & Culture is hosting their 10th Annual Trails Day celebration. The event takes place on June 7, 2014 at 150 Julia Street (just south of City Hall) in New Smyrna Beach from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
The county wants to promote the health, recreational, conservation and economic benefits everyone can receive from trails. There will be informational displays, children's activities, a nature hike, a walking tour, bicycle helmet giveaways and much more. For more information visit the County of Volusia website.
To locate other events around the country and throughout Florida visit the American Hiking Society website.