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Trails Day events, June 3-June 4, 2017

Trailgoers watching a Baltimore Oriole up in the tree tops at Turtle Creek Wildlife Sanctuary (CT River Estuary in Essex and Old Saybrook), during last year’s Trails Day. Credit: Clare Cain, CT Forest and Parks.


What is National Trails Day?

American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day (NTD) is a celebration of America’s magnificent Trail System, occurring annually on the first Saturday and Sunday in June. NTD features a series of outdoor activities, designed to promote and celebrate the importance of trails in the United States. Individuals, clubs, and organizations from around the country host National Trails Day events to share their love of trails with friends, family, and their communities. NTD introduces thousands of Americans to a wide array of trail activities: hiking, biking, paddling, horseback riding, trail running, bird watching, and more. For public and private land managers alike, National Trails Day is a great time to showcase beautiful landscapes and special or threatened locales as thousands of people will be outside looking to participate in NTD events.

Enjoy Trails Day at Long Island Sound Stewardship Areas

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Activities at or Around Connecticut Stewardship AREAS:

Activities at or Around New York Stewardship AREAS:

National Trails Day weekend is a great opportunity for residents to enjoy the Long Island Sound coast and help out in a volunteer activity.

Since 1993, Connecticut National Trails Day events have been coordinated by the Connecticut Forest and Park Association as part of Connecticut Trails Day weekend. In 2012, the Long Island Sound Stewardship Initiative sponsored a walk at Barn Island Wildlife Management Area, one of the Sound 33-designated Stewardship Areas, as its first contribution to Connecticut and National Trails Day activities. LISS has expanded its involvement since, including helping to organize events for the first time in New York in 2014.

Stewardship Atlas


LISS Stewardship Atlas Updated and Online!

The Long Island Sound Study Stewardship Initiative has identified 33 inaugural areas around the Sound with significant recreational and ecological values. These areas serve as vital resource for fish, birds and other wildlife, and for people to connect with the natural beauty of Long Island Sound. Look for this logo on the Stewardship online atlas to see which locations near you are inaugural sites! Learn more

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