American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day, the largest annual trails celebration, is scheduled for Saturday, June 6. Georges River Land Trust will observe National Trails Day by offering a 9:30 a.m. family-friendly hike on the Canal Path in Searsmont. Dogs are welcome, as long as they are leashed.

Now in its 23rd consecutive year, National Trails Day challenges the public to explore nearby trails, to engage in outdoor recreation activities like hiking or horseback riding, learn new outdoor skills, and support the volunteer efforts of trail organizations, such as Georges River Land Trust. Many National Trails Day events are family-oriented and offer attendees a tempered introduction to a new set of activities and recreation destinations.

National Trails Day 2015 is also part of Great Outdoors Month, a month-long effort in June to get Americans outside. Bolstered by proclamations issued by the president and all 50 state governors, Great Outdoors Month celebrates everything great about America’s abundant outdoor recreation resources while highlighting Americans’ passion for the outdoors and calling for a rededication to conservation efforts and volunteerism.

For more information about Georges River Land Trust’s National Trails Day hike, visit GeorgesRiver.org/event/national-trails-day/. You can also view thousands of trail events happening on June 6 by visiting NationalTrailsDay.org.