With more than 600 miles of trails, Virginia State Parks are the perfect place to celebrate National Trails Day, June 4.
Coordinated by the American Hiking Association, National Trails Day encourages you to #FindYourTrail June 4 corresponding with the #FindYourPark initiative that is part of the celebrations of the 80th anniversary of Virginia State Parks and the National Park Service’s Centennial.
Saturday, June 4 is also the 28th annual Clean the Bay Day in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, sponsored by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.
State park trails are available for mountain bikers, horseback riders, bird and wildlife watchers, geocachers, nature explorers, history lovers and of course hikers. Hiking or walking on trails is the most popular activity in Virginia State Parks. State parks also offer water trails for kayakers and canoers.
On June 4, all 36 Virginia State Parks have volunteer projects and other programs and events to help improve trails and water ways. For a complete list of National Trails Day and Clean the Bay Day events in Virginia State Parks visit: http://bit.ly/2016NTD.
National Trails Day is part of the Virginia State Parks Get Outdoors! Challenge. Park guests who log visits to five different Virginia State Parks between May 21 and June 30 can earn an annual park pass. Find the details here: http://bit.ly/GetOutdoorsChallenge.
Virginia State Parks are managed by the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation. For more information about Virginia State Parks activities and amenities or to make a reservation for one of the more than 1,800 campsites or 300 climate-controlled cabins, call the Virginia State Parks Customer Service Center at (800) 933-7275 or visit www.virginiastateparks.gov.