Saturday, June 2, 2012, will mark the 20th anniversary of National Trail Day. Each year, the American Hiking Society presents this celebration with events taking place in all 50 states. The purpose of National Trails Day is to increase national awareness of trails and celebrate all of the hard work that has gone in to creating over 200 miles of trails in America. Typical events include activities such as hiking, dog walking, bike riding, trail maintenance, birding, wildlife photography, geocaching, paddle trips, trail running, trail dedications, health-focused programs, and children’s activities.
Currently, one event is scheduled in Hampton Roads for June 2 at 9:00am to clean up the beach and trails at Back Bay Wildlife Refuge. Individuals and groups can still register an event at http://www.americanhiking.org/NTDRegisterYourEvent.aspx