The South Cumberland State Park is inviting the public to (socially-distance) visit one of the many beautiful trails in the park on National Trails Day, set for Saturday, June 6.
Park staff is offering three guided hikes on Saturday, including hikes along the Fiery Gizzard Trail and at Stone Door. To view full details of the guided hikes, visit <https://tnstateparks.com/parks/events/south-cumberland>.
The Friends of South Cumberland are also encouraging the public to celebrate National Trails Day in the following ways:
1. Take the #NationalTrailsDay Pledge: The pledge is a simple way to take action to preserve trails and fight for equitable access to quality green space, even while social-distancing.
2. Visit the Friends on social media: Visit the Friends Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram pages to show and tell us why trails and natural space are important to you. Details about everything that is going on in the park, or how to volunteer, can be found at <www.friendsofsouthcumberland.org>.
“We hope you will join us in calling attention to what National Trails Day is all about: trails, stewardship, and programs to create and maintain beautiful trails in South Cumberland State Park, and elsewhere,” said Board Member Rick Dreves. “We know your interest in trails and the outdoors is elevated right now. We are taking this time to showcase recreation opportunities, education, and other programs available in South Cumberland State Park, both in the near-term, and when Covid restrictions are lifted.”