#FindYourWay to the Rivers & Trails 50th Anniversary

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In 2018, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System and the National Wild & Scenic Rivers System!

This year, the National Park Service and our partners are inviting visitors from all backgrounds to #FindYourWay... to explore America’s national scenic, recreational, and historic trails and wild and scenic rivers—and all rivers and trails in your neighborhood and beyond.

On October 2, 1968, President Lyndon Johnson signed the National Trails and Wild & Scenic Rivers acts, establishing the two systems. Criteria for designation vary, and elements of the systems are stewarded by a variety of federal, state, and local agencies and nonprofit organizations, including the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service, and Army Corps of Engineers.

From inspiring stories to fun anniversary events, the 50th is a unique opportunity to #FindYourWay to your own inspirational moments along America’s exceptional rivers and scenic and historic trails!

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  • Saturday, June 23, 2018

    Partnership paddle between Potomac Riverkeeper Network, the Piscataway Kanoi Tribe, and Atlantic Kayak Company. Leaders of the Piscataway Kanoi Tribe provide a guide and provide interpretation of cultural resources.

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    • Time: 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM
    • Location: 108-A Mattingly Avenue Indian Head, MD 20640
    • Fees: See website
  • Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

    Campfire Fandango

    Saturday, June 23, 2018

    Campfire, singing, music and dance

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    • Time: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
    • Location: 4202 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553
    • Fees: FREE
  • Grand Portage National Monument

    Heritage Center Summer Hours

    Saturday, June 23, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly

    The Heritage Center is Open Year Around.

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    • Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Grand Portage National Monument
    • Fees: Free
  • Niobrara National Scenic River

    Water/Ways Exhibit

    Saturday, June 23, 2018

    Everyday

    Water/Ways, an exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, explores the relationship between people and water. The exhibit will be on display at the Niobrara NSR Visitor Center, at 214 West Highway 20 in Valentine, NE.

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    • Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Niobrara NSR Visitor Center
    • Fees: free
  • Grand Portage National Monument

    Heritage Center Summer Hours

    Sunday, June 24, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly

    The Heritage Center is Open Year Around.

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    • Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Grand Portage National Monument
    • Fees: Free
  • Niobrara National Scenic River

    Water/Ways Exhibit

    Sunday, June 24, 2018

    Everyday

    Water/Ways, an exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, explores the relationship between people and water. The exhibit will be on display at the Niobrara NSR Visitor Center, at 214 West Highway 20 in Valentine, NE.

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    • Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Niobrara NSR Visitor Center
    • Fees: free
  • Grand Portage National Monument

    Heritage Center Summer Hours

    Monday, June 25, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly

    The Heritage Center is Open Year Around.

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    • Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Grand Portage National Monument
    • Fees: Free
  • Niobrara National Scenic River

    Water/Ways Exhibit

    Monday, June 25, 2018

    Everyday

    Water/Ways, an exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, explores the relationship between people and water. The exhibit will be on display at the Niobrara NSR Visitor Center, at 214 West Highway 20 in Valentine, NE.

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    • Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Niobrara NSR Visitor Center
    • Fees: free
  • Grand Portage National Monument

    Heritage Center Summer Hours

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly

    The Heritage Center is Open Year Around.

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    • Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Grand Portage National Monument
    • Fees: Free
  • Niobrara National Scenic River

    Water/Ways Exhibit

    Tuesday, June 26, 2018

    Everyday

    Water/Ways, an exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, explores the relationship between people and water. The exhibit will be on display at the Niobrara NSR Visitor Center, at 214 West Highway 20 in Valentine, NE.

    View Details
    • Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Niobrara NSR Visitor Center
    • Fees: free
  • Grand Portage National Monument

    Heritage Center Summer Hours

    Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly

    The Heritage Center is Open Year Around.

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    • Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Grand Portage National Monument
    • Fees: Free
  • Niobrara National Scenic River

    Water/Ways Exhibit

    Wednesday, June 27, 2018

    Everyday

    Water/Ways, an exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, explores the relationship between people and water. The exhibit will be on display at the Niobrara NSR Visitor Center, at 214 West Highway 20 in Valentine, NE.

    View Details
    • Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Niobrara NSR Visitor Center
    • Fees: free
  • Grand Portage National Monument

    Heritage Center Summer Hours

    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly

    The Heritage Center is Open Year Around.

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    • Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Grand Portage National Monument
    • Fees: Free
  • Niobrara National Scenic River

    Water/Ways Exhibit

    Thursday, June 28, 2018

    Everyday

    Water/Ways, an exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, explores the relationship between people and water. The exhibit will be on display at the Niobrara NSR Visitor Center, at 214 West Highway 20 in Valentine, NE.

    View Details
    • Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Niobrara NSR Visitor Center
    • Fees: free
  • Grand Portage National Monument

    Heritage Center Summer Hours

    Friday, June 29, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly

    The Heritage Center is Open Year Around.

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    • Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Grand Portage National Monument
    • Fees: Free
  • Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail

    Pasados del Presidio 2018

    Friday, June 29, 2018

    Commemorating the founding of San Francisco and the arrival of the Anza Expedition families in June 1776

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    • Location: Presidio de San Francisco
    • Fees: free
  • Friday, June 29, 2018

    Do you want to experience amazing topwater fishing action? This time of year coupled with this 7.5-mile stretch of water means you’ll find yourself in the eye of the storm when it comes to perfect topwater smallmouth bass conditions.

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    • Time: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
    • Location: Downriver Canoe Company 884 Indian Hollow Road Bentonville, VA 22610
    • Fees: See website
  • Niobrara National Scenic River

    Water/Ways Exhibit

    Friday, June 29, 2018

    Everyday

    Water/Ways, an exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, explores the relationship between people and water. The exhibit will be on display at the Niobrara NSR Visitor Center, at 214 West Highway 20 in Valentine, NE.

    View Details
    • Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Niobrara NSR Visitor Center
    • Fees: free
  • Grand Portage National Monument

    Heritage Center Summer Hours

    Saturday, June 30, 2018

    Every Sunday Weekly & Every Monday Weekly & Every Tuesday Weekly & Every Wednesday Weekly & Every Thursday Weekly & Every Friday Weekly & Every Saturday Weekly

    The Heritage Center is Open Year Around.

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    • Time: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Location: Grand Portage National Monument
    • Fees: Free
  • Saturday, June 30, 2018

    Join your Upper Potomac Riverkeeper for this one-of-a-kind beautiful and scenic river section of the South Branch Potomac, the Trough!

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    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Location: Jerry’s General Trough Store and Canoe Rental South Branch River Road Romney, WV
    • Fees: see website
  • Niobrara National Scenic River

    Water/Ways Exhibit

    Saturday, June 30, 2018

    Everyday

    Water/Ways, an exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, explores the relationship between people and water. The exhibit will be on display at the Niobrara NSR Visitor Center, at 214 West Highway 20 in Valentine, NE.

    View Details
    • Time: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
    • Location: Niobrara NSR Visitor Center
    • Fees: free
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