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National Trails Day — June 2, 2012

Celebrate National  Trails Day this Saturday by taking a hike on the nearly four miles of trails in Oglebay Park! Trails include the Habitat Discovery Loop, the Hardwood Ridge Trail, Falls Vista Trail and the A.B. Brooks Memorial Trail. With a recently installed trail head map (below), hikers of all ages and abilities can find enjoyment on the trails at Oglebay. Trail head is located behind the Schrader Center, and trails are marked with color coded signage.

National Trails Day is a celebration of trails that evolved from the report of President Ronald Reagan’s President’s Commission on Americans Outdoors. In 1987, the report recommended that all Americans be able to go out their front doors and within fifteen minutes, be on trails that wind through their cities or towns and bring them back without retracing steps. The recommendation, dubbed Trails for All Americans, became the impetus behind several public and private parties joining American Hiking Society in launching National Trails Day® in 1993.

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