June 2, 2012 is National Trails Day
National Trails Day® (NTD) is the American Hiking Society’s trail awareness program. Each year events are held to help promote awareness of the wide variety of benefits that trails provide, to encourage people to discover their local trails, to raise awareness of trail issues, and to instill excitement for the outdoors.
Why Celebrate Trails?
America’s 200,000 miles of trails allow us access to the natural world for recreation, education, exploration, solitude, inspiration, and much more. Trails take us to good physical and mental health by providing us with a chance to breathe fresh air, get our hearts pumping, and escape from our stresses.
How do Trails Make You Healthy?
Trails give you the opportunity to get your heart pumping, lungs expanding, and muscles working at various levels of difficulty, thereby improving your physical as well as mental well-being. With obesity rates skyrocketing, exercise is increasingly important, and trails provide a wide variety of opportunities for being physically active.
Hike with us on June 2nd on the Ark Nature Trail!
DeSoto County Greenways will have an open hike at the ARK trails beginning at the trailhead parking lot at MS 304. Participants can follow the mapped directions at the trail-head.The ARK Nature trail is located 10 miles west of Hernando on Hiwy 304 just west of Fogg Road. Look for signs and parking area on the left just after you cross Panther Creek.