May 7 has been deemed Arkansas Trails Day!
The annual event highlights the state’s diversity of trails.
According to Arkansas Trails Council (ATC) Chairman Bert Turner, “Trails Day is simply an opportunity for everyone to get out and have some fun on our trails while celebrating the unmatched system of trails we are fortunate to have here in The Natural State.”
The celebration’s main event is focused in and around North Little Rock’s Burns Park. The day-long celebration, which kicks off at 9, will conclude with a “convergence” of trail users at 4 near Victory Lake in Burns Park.
Some activities outlined for the day include road and mountain bike rides, Leave No Trace workshops, canoe floats led by The Arkansas Canoe Club, horseback rides, and specialized nature hikes offering the opportunity to study
trees, plants, mushrooms, and edible plants along the routes.
In addition to the activities in central Arkansas, outdoor enthusiasts around the state can join in the celebration at various venues as well as city, state, and national parks.
Turner added that the event is a celebration of trails throughout the state and if any group or agency would like to host an event on May 7 to help celebrate Arkansas’s trail system, please feel free to do so. The type of event is up to you (hiking, road biking, mountain biking, equestrian, canoeing, kayaking, off-road vehicle, nature
walks, history walks, speakers, book signings, educational seminars, etc.) and does not have to be approved by the Arkansas Trails Council. For more information contact ATC Vice Chairman Noah Grady at 501-470-3164 or Bert Turner at: 501-753-7578. For more details, visit www.arkansastrailscouncil.com.