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National Trails Day (June)

Do you want to live a healthier and more active lifestyle? Then join us in observing National Trails Day on June 5th, where we are encouraging everyone to get up and TAKE A HIKE! Augusta County and the surrounding cities have striking, scenic trails that are an excellent way to experience nature and walk for your health.

National Trails Day, sponsored by the American Hiking Society, raises awareness about the benefits of trail hiking by encouraging people to get involved in the community and exercise in the natural world to improve physical and mental health. You can join in the effort by locating one of the trails listed below and exploring all the Shenandoah Valley has to offer! Take a Hike for your Health!

Hiking Trails

  • Chimney Rock via Riprap Hollow, Grottoes, VA
  • Appalachian Trail- Rockfish Gap to Chester Gap, Waynesboro, VA
  • Greenstone Self-Guiding Trail, Waynesboro, VA
  • Turk Mountain Trail, Rockfish, VA
  • Natural Chimney's, Mt. Solon, VA
  • Star Trail, WWRC, Fishersville, VA

Another great way to get involved in outdoor activities is to visit one of the beautiful parks Augusta County has to offer. Bring your friends and family to the park to walk, run, fly a kite or throw a Frisbee. Outdoor activities are inexpensive, fun and improve your overall health! Check out these parks and get active with the ones you love.

Parks

  • Stuarts Draft Park
  • Gypsy Hill Park
  • Berry Farm
  • Montgomery Hall Park
  • Crimora Park
  • Ridgeview Park
  • Augusta Springs Playground

Article provided by Bethany Bowen, Intern at James Madison University working with Dana Breeding, RN Health Educator of Community Wellness at Augusta Health. To contact Dana Breeding, RN related to the information above, please call (540) 332- 4988 or (540) 932-4988.

For more information on hiking trails in Virginia, visit www.trails.com. To explore the options at these parks and for more about Augusta County, visit www.co.augusta.va.us.