It’s time to start gearing up for National Trails Day 2014, coming up on June 7th. We’re so pumped about all the opportunities that we can’t stop talking about it. That’s because we want you to share our love for this grand celebration!

The selection of events taking place on National Trails Day is downright staggering. You’ve got hiking, paddling, horseback riding, birdwatching, trail running, and of course, an array of volunteer opportunities. Trust us when we say, that’s just scratching the surface!

And now that we’ve discussed the abundant cornucopia of National Trails Day activities, let’s highlight one event in particular. This one’s taking place at Vogel State Park, one of the oldest and most treasured state parks in Georgia!

This is a joint National Trails Day celebration with Georgia Appalachian Trail Club, Benton Mackay Trail Association, and the Mountain High Hikers. Volunteers will have the enriching experience of performing stewardship on two miles of trails—freshening them up, as well as enjoying some hiking activities and a potluck lunch! There will also be two hikes, one a little more challenging than the other, for a total of five miles.

To participate, get to Vogel State Park on June 7th. The event starts at 9:00 am and goes to 2:00 pm. No RSVP is necessary for this one; just show up!

Stick around after the event and enjoy the park’s 22-acre lake. Take in the park’s great mountain views or learn about the rich history of the facilities built by the Civilian Conservation Corp. By the end of the day, not only will you share our love for National Trails Day, you’ll come to realize just what makes Vogel a beloved state park.

Before heading out, download The Official Guide for Georgia State Parks Pocket Ranger® app, available for free at http://www.PocketRanger.com. You’ll be able to plan your post-event outing in the park, record your accomplishments (even without mobile service), and save exact trails, too. Happy National Trails Day!

 

Article by ParksByNature Network