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American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® is a nationally recognized trail awareness program that was started in 1993 and occurs annually on the first Saturday of June. The special day inspires the public to discover, learn about, and celebrate trails while participating in outdoor activities, clinics, and trail stewardship projects. Last year, an estimated 157,000 volunteers participated in over 2,000 events, showing that America cares about its trails!
The Big Sky Community has access to a multitude of trails around the area that can be enjoyed year-round, with many trailheads actually located in the Meadow Village and Town Center. New trail projects to keep Big Sky’s recreational opportunities growing are constantly being planned and implemented, such as the Community Center and Mountain to Meadow trail systems.
In celebration and recognition of the extensive and expanding trail system in Big Sky, a National Trails Day® event will be hosted by Big Sky Community Corporation on Saturday, June 7that the Big Sky Community Park from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. We invite you to join us for a rewarding day of family-friendly trail projects, including erosion repairs, clean up, and sign and picnic table installation. Volunteers can meet at the pavilion near the playground at the park and help all morning or in two hour increments starting at 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 a.m. A coordinator will direct you to a trail project and one of our skilled, volunteer project leaders will guide your work.
Following the work, volunteers are encouraged to stick around for a complimentary BBQ at the park. We will be serving burgers, sides, and drinks, and hope to replenish everyone who put in work during the morning! During the BBQ, you can enjoy an interactive and informational demonstration on bear identification and receive valuable information on how to be bear-smart.
Be sure to bring appropriate shoes and clothing for trail work, as well as gloves, any shovels or useful tools, water, and sunscreen! Check out the Facebook event page here and invite your friends!
Big Sky Community Corporation would like to thank Grizzly Outfitters for their support of the event.
For more information, call (406)993-2112 or visit www.bsccmt.org
National Trails Day® is a registered trademark of American Hiking Society.