In the 608: How to celebrate our local trails

MIDDLETON, Wis. – National Trails Day has been celebrated on the first Saturday in June for many years. It recognizes the benefits that federal, state, and local trails provide for recreation and exposure to nature.

The day encourages people to discover their local trails, become active concerning trail issues, and share their excitement for the outdoors.

On Saturday afternoon, June 4th, from 1 to 4 pm, the Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy will host with the City of Middleton Parks & Recreation and Dane County Parks a three-hour event at Orchid Heights Park and throughout the lands of the Conservancy.

This is an open house concept with participants coming for all or part of the afternoon. The program activities can be done by participants on their own or with the assistance of a trained naturalist or volunteer.

Orchid Heights Park in Middleton, which is adjacent to the Conservancy, will be the gathering place and trailhead.

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