There’s a past-time that brings adventure no matter where you do it, and that past-time is hiking. Each year millions of people take to the great outdoors, hiking paths new and old in search of themselves and the love of nature.
Trails Day celebrates these intrepid souls and all the unexplored areas of the world where nature still reigns supreme. Hiking is good for the soul, and for your health, getting into the great outdoors has been proven to aid in non-clinical depression and an overall sense of well-being.
History Of Trails Day
This celebration was organized by americanhiking.org with the intent of bringing together all muscle-powered trail sports enthusiasts and raising awareness of them to bring in even more.
Thousands of events are hosted all over the country attracting new hikers and old alike and helping to organize people to take care of the trails so that they can remain open for everyone to enjoy.
There are more than 200,000 miles of trails in America alone, and it takes the combined efforts of enthusiast’s everywhere to keep them active and clear for people to enjoy.
Getting out into the wilderness is a great way to find new adventures, with beautiful natural discoveries being made by those who get out there.
Whether you’re hiking, biking, or horseback riding, Trails Day is the perfect opportunity to get back out onto the trails. Trails can vary in range from under a mile to the 2,200-mile-long trail that is the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, known among enthusiasts as merely A.T. 31 trail clubs work to maintain this trail, along with multiple partnerships and organizations including the National Park Service and the United States Forest Service.
How to celebrate Trails Day
Get out there on the trails and start hiking! With thousands of miles in the US alone, there are new places to see and new sites to discover for everyone. If you are already an enthusiast who wants to help maintain the trails we have in the world, you can either volunteer with one of many organizations who help to maintain them, like the Appalachian Trail Conservatory.
So get your bags packed and head on out into the great beyond on Trails Day, who knows what beauty you’ll discover? Everyone deserves a little inner peace, and you can discover yours on the trails!