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National Trails day is part of a nationwide event organized by the American Hiking Society.

Our festival is family friendly, dog-friendly, and free for all ages. Bring the whole family and your lawn chairs or picnic blankets and settle in for the day. 

The day is filled with different ways to enjoy trails whether by guided hikes or mountain bike rides, and there will be kayak demos, live music, food trucks, and a free raffle.

Get directions and event map here.

Time Activity  Basic Info  Where? 
8 am Long Hike (6-7 miles) Piedmont Hiking and Outing Club will guide hike along Nat Greene trail and A&Y Greenway back to festival. *Shuttle provided Meet at Jaycee Stadium parking lot
8 am  Advanced MTB Ride Guided mountain bike ride led by Fat Tire Society. *Advanced riders only. Meet at Bike Parking Area
9 am Short Hike (2-3 miles) Piedmont Hiking and Outing Club leads a walk through Country Park and the Military Park. Meet at Trails Tent
9 am  Beginner MTB Ride Guided mountain bike ride led by Fat Tire Society. Meet at Bike Parking Area
10 am to 1 pm Green Living Vendor Fair Live music featuring "The Zinc Kings," kayak and paddle board demos, vendor fair, and food trucks Trails Day Stage
10:15 am Basic Bike Maintenance REI hosts a mini-workshop teaching basic skills for bike owners. Meet at REI Tent
10:15 am Dog Herding Demo Watch trained dogs herd ducks through a course to demonstrate the sport of herding. Meet near Bike Parking Area
10:30 am Running for Beginners  Learn some basics of fitness running with Liz Lindsay, founder of Janes Fitness and Janes on the Run.   Meet at Janes Booth 
10:45 am Trail Run You will be Off'n Running on this 3-4 mile trail run guided by event sponsor Fleet Feet Sports. Meet near Bike Parking Area 
11 am  Beginner MTB Ride Guided mountain bike ride led by Fat Tire Society. Meet at Bike Parking Area 
11 am  Dog Herding Demo Watch trained dogs herd ducks through a course to demonstrate the sport of herding.  Meet near Bike Parking Area 
11:15 am Festival Camping 101 Join REI experts and learn the basics for festival camping; tips on campsite prep, gear and more! Meet at REI Tent
11:45 am  Dog Herding Demo Watch trained dogs herd ducks through a course to demonstrate the sport of herding. Meet at Bike Parking Area
12 noon  Intermediate MTB Ride Guided mountain bike ride led by Fat Tire Society. Meet at Bike Parking Area
12:15 pm Leave No Trace Class Join REI for this family friendly class to play games and learn about taking care of our earth while having fun outside. Meet at REI Tent
12:30 pm  Dog Herding Demo Watch trained dogs herd ducks through a course to demonstrate the sport of herding. Meet at Bike Parking Area
12:45 pm Free Raffle Get your raffle ticket and cross your fingers. We will give away swag from many local and national vendors. Trails Day Stage
2 pm  Ribbon Cutting at Lake Daniel Park Join us as we cut the ribbon on a new TRACK Trail. Each TRACK Trail has a series of brochure-led, self-guided adventures designed to turn an ordinary hike into a fun-filled adventure. There will also be a short guided walk, great for families and pets. Meet at 411 Mimosa Dr.

This event was made possible by our sponsors.
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hank them for their support!

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Last updated: 6/3/2014 2:57:06 PM