On June 4th is National Trails Day, a celebration of trails that evolved from Ronald Reagan's 1987 report, President's Commission on Americans Outdoors, that recommended that all Americans be able to go out their front doors and within fifteen minutes, be on trails that wind through their cities or towns and bring them back without retracing steps.
Across the country, in just a couple of weeks, will be hundreds of opportunities to participate in this years' event. Below are some of the events in and around the Great Smoky Mountains:
Smokies: Crews and volunteers will be making improvements on A.T. sections between The Boulevard Trail and Silers Bald.
Big South Fork: Crews will do repair and rehabilitation work on trails.
Roan Mountain: A birding, nature and history-related hike on the Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail.
Mountains-to-Sea Trail: Trail Building Work Day near Asheville and Waynesville.
Appalachian Trail: Invasive Plant Removal near Robbinsville with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.
The Swag: Guided hike along the trails on The Swag property, and the adjoining Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
To see all the events associated with National Trails Day, please click here.