• Campers relaxing at their site

    Greenbelt

    Park Maryland

National Trails Day

NATIONAL TRAILS DAY® SATURDAY JUNE 7, 2014

"EXPERIENCE YOUR OUTDOORS "

American Hiking Society's signature trail awareness program, National Trails Day® (NTD), inspires nearly a million trail enthusiasts at thousands of events nationwide to flock to 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. It also provides an opportunity to thank the volunteers, land managing agencies, and outdoor minded businesses for their support in developing and maintaining trails. Trail clubs, outdoor retailers, federal agencies, municipal parks, and land trusts come together the first Saturday of each June to celebrate trails, recognize volunteers, and maintain local trails.

 
 
Volunteers helping repair a boardwalk on the Perimeter trail in Greenbelt Park.
Volunteers helping repair a boardwalk on the Perimeter trail in Greenbelt Park.  Join us on National Trails Day in June or National Public Lands Day for a volunteer event to improve the park.
 

Did You Know?

a picture of a Native American tent in the Greenbelt Park campground

Greenbelt Park campground (located in Maryland) was closed in 1978 so that Native Americans could camp while in Washington, D.C. as a part of the Longest Walk that started in Sacramento, California. The walk was a part of Native Americans protest of how the government was treating Native Americans.