Saturday is the 16th
National Trails Day. Since 1993, the first Saturday in June has been set aside by hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of volunteers to maintain and extend our country’s more than 200,000 miles of trails.
We’d like to put our eight hands to work on the trails of our “home mountain,” Mount Cardigan, but we’ll be in Massachusetts for a graduation celebration (OK, also a Red Sox game for Jim and Virgil). So we’re hoping to join in on the dedication of the Charles River Link Trail
, which connects a “necklace” of scenic “jewels” around metropolitan Boston.
Get your hands dirty, protect our trails — and if you like, share your experiences here.
- “Get Your Hands Dirty” (AMC Outdoors June 2009) Selected opportunities to work on trails with AMC volunteers — some brand-new, some old favorites — from Pennsylvania to Maine.
- List of all AMC events for National Trails Day A longer list that includes trail work from the Delaware Valley and Washington, D.C. to Connecticut, Massachusetts, and northern New England.
- American Hiking Society Or search the U.S. map on the American Hiking Society site for an event near you.