BNR and OHTA to celebrate National Trails Day on June 4

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Celebrate the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day this Saturday, June 4 with Buffalo National River and the Ozarks Highlands Trail Association.

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Buffalo National River will launch a new “Adopt A Trail” program at 10 a.m. in the Tyler Bend Pavilion. Learn how you can adopt a park trail and help the park care for it. Then join the rangers for a guided hike and learn about other Centennial events happening in the park this year. Bring a sack lunch and eat with everyone in the Tyler Bend Pavilion afterwards.

After lunch the OHTA will go to Grinders Ferry and dedicate a wooden foot bridge on the Buffalo River Trail. Following the dedication the Little Buffalo River Band will play at 2 p.m. at the Tyler Bend Pavilion. Music will be followed by a barbecue dinner and guitar picking.

The day is meant to introduce hikers, new and experienced, to local trails and public lands, and to connect people with an interest in public lands to hiking and trail organizations.

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For more information on the day’s events and to RSVP for dinner, visit www.nps.gov/buff and click on our Centennial Events page. To learn more about the Ozark Highlands Trail Association visit www.ozarkhighlandstrail.com. For additional information on the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® visit www.americanhiking.org.