Hit the Trail and Celebrate National Trails Day – Saturday, June 3
June 3 is the 25th annual celebration of National Trails Day, time to get outside for hikes, walks, and paddling public lands and waters. For a complete listing of NTD events near you, check out American Hiking Society’s NTD WV page. Here are a few offered by WVPL partners and friends.
Meet the Cheat, Preston County, June 3
Stick around for food and a donation-based raffle afterwards. The first 25 participants who are renting kayaks or canoes will get their gear for free! To register, email Beth Warnick at email@example.com with questions, comments.
Celebrate Trails Day in Scenic Tucker County, June 3
Join Friends of Blackwater for a walking tour along the scenic Blackwater River. The group will gather at 1pm at the Buxton and Landstreet Building, just outside of the historic town of Thomas. Tour the old company store and Henry Gassaway Davis’ corporate headquarters. Then follow the Francis Grade along the Blackwater River to the site of the Thomas Depot, and walk the main line to the old coke ovens at Douglas. The hike ends at 4pm — it’s about 1.5 miles total of easy walking. Bikes and kids are welcome — even horses! Lots of great places to eat and visit in the area, too. For information contact Friends of Blackwater at 304-345-7663 ext. 1, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.