Saturday, June 7, 2014

June 7th is National Trails Day!

As published in the Student Nutrition Association of Kaplan Newsletter, June 2014, Vol. 3, Issue 2.     
          Celebrate by getting out with family and friends to enjoy your favorite trail blazing activity, be it hiking, biking, horseback riding, paddling, trail running, or bird watching.  This yearly event was created to promote America’s 200,000 miles that make up the National Trail System.  The American Hiking Society’s goal of the event is to encourage individuals to get out there and enjoy the beauty that nature has to offer, along with the added physical and mental health benefits.  How can spending a day on the trails improve health?  Most forms of outdoors recreation include both cardiovascular and strength training activity.  Additional health and wellness benefits come from breathing in fresh air, experiencing relief from stress, providing an opportunity to clear the mind, and inspiring happiness by having fun outdoors (American Hiking Society, 2014).  Visit the American Hiking Society’s website to find an event near you.  

American Hiking Society. (2014). National Trails Day®. Retrieved from

My Top 10 Favorite Trails

1. The River Walk in Williamsport, PA:

2. The Pennsylvania Grand Canyon in Wellsboro, PA:

3. The Pine Creek Rail Trail stretching from Ansonia, PA to Jersey Shore, PA:

4. Rickett's Glen State Park in Benton, PA:

5. Buttermilk Falls in Ithaca, NY:

6. Watkins Glen State Park in Watkins Glen, NY:

7. Hanging Rock State Park in Danbury, NC:

8. The Arboretum in Greensboro, NC:

9. The Bicentennial Garden in Greensboro, NC:

10.  And my own back yard!

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  1. I guess yesterday's Little Pine adventure was very appropriate!

    1. There may have been something to that plan :)