National Trails Day is a National Event
The first Saturday in June is National Trails Day® (NTD). This is the American Hiking Society's signature trail awareness program, which was created to inspire the public and trail enthusiasts nationwide to seek out their favorite trails to discover, learn about, and celebrate trails while participating in educational exhibits, trail dedications, gear demonstrations, instructional workshops and trail work projects.
Lodi makes it unique
Making it family friendly
This is a donations only event and we hope it continues so that as many people as possible can enjoy with their families and friends without any barriers related to costs. The sponsors were very generous this year as well. I know of a few because even I won a door prize. Mine included water bottles from REI and the Lodi Medical Clinic, tasty Slack Jams and Jellies, and corn from Lodi Canning. I did have some envy for the first place finishers who won a coffee mug and treats.
Volunteers and members are key
Experience through videos
One way you might consider promoting your own events during National Trails Day or everyday is with a video of the preparation before, during and after the event. Check out the videos we put together of this local event and see for yourself how the event went. Mark your calendar for National Trails Day, June 4 2011, and find an event near you so you too can volunteer, participate or just come and watch with a cup of coffee. If there isn't one, consider creating one yourself.
If you search Youtube for National Trails Day you can find some other very interesting events across the country that took place on Saturday.What did you do for National Trails Day?