National Trails Day observed

National Trails Day will be observed in North Dakota State Parks on Saturday, June 1. National Trails Day is a nation-wide event that encourages everyone to head outside and be active.

Here are some of the scheduled events:

Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park: Annual 15k Trail Run and 5k Family Fun Run/Walk. Registration is from 7-7:45 a.m. at the Commissary Gift Shop. Race introductions will commence at 8 a.m. at the Custer House. The 15k Trail run starts at 8:15 a.m. and the 5k run/walk starts at 8:25 a.m. Registration for all participants in the 15k and 5k is $10.

Fort Stevenson State Park: A ranger-guided hike will explore the park’s native prairie. The hike begins at 2 p.m. starting at the Guardhouse Interpretive Center. The North Dakota Bird Checklist is available.

Grahams Island State Park: Follow trails through a natural wooded area on this interpreter-guided hike. The event will start at 10 a.m. at the park’s amphitheater near the trailhead. Water will be provided.

Lake Metigoshe State Park: On Friday, May 31, there will be a guided hike on ND’s first National Recreation Trail, the Old Oak Trail. The hike will start at 7 p.m. by the warming house. On Saturday, June 1, there will be a Dakota Explorers program for kids of all ages. This program will begin at 2 p.m. at the park’s amphitheater. There will also be a night hike on Saturday, June 1, beginning at 10 p.m., meet at the warming house. There will be free admission into LMSP on Saturday, June 1 in celebration of Customer Appreciation Day.

Lewis & Clark State Park: Wander through this historical park’s diverse trail system on June 1. This park hike will take place at 10 a.m. by the Friends Shelter.

A daily vehicle pass or annual permit is required to enter any North Dakota State Park.

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