The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is encouraging hiking, riding, and other activities next weekend.
Saturday June 6th is National Trails Day and the DNR is celebrating by offering clean-ups, hikes, and other events at several state parks. The state is largely using the event to open several trails at a park in Indianapolis, but events are still being offered around Indiana.
The DNR says trails improve the quality of life in the Hoosier State by encouraging health and alternative transportation. The state offers more than 3,500 miles of trails that are open to the public.
The nearest event will be at Tippecanoe State Park in Pulaski County – which will actually take place on Friday evening. Organizers have developed a bicycle ride that begins at 7:00 p.m.
Governor Mike Pence recently signed a proclamation dedicating the celebration.