The Tennessee Valley Authority is celebrating National Trails Day 2018 with several events. Every year on the first Saturday in June, hundreds of thousands of people across the U.S. get together to celebrate National Trails Day. This year it will be observed on Saturday, June 2, and is sponsored by the American Hiking Society.
“We look forward to participating in National Trails Day every year because it’s a great opportunity for people to discover TVA trails and recreation destinations, and to deepen their appreciation for the outdoors,” said Bucky Edmondson, director of Natural Resources. “TVA trails, including water trails, are tangible ways to show our commitment to environmental stewardship and economic growth as part of TVA’s mission of service to the Valley.”
TVA is kicking off its observation on June 1, and the celebration will continue through July. Two special events are scheduled to honor the 50th anniversary of the laws that created the Wild & Scenic River System (a Water Trails Celebration on June 21) and the National Trails System (on the Appalachian Trail on July 7).
"TVA maintains more than 170 miles of trails across the Tennessee Valley, offering something for every hiker, biker and horseback rider. With our guide map on TVA.com, finding the right one has never been easier. Find detailed trail descriptions, information on amenities, difficulty, distance, uses and additional notes to enhance the experience," officials said.