Check Out This Months Maryland Water Trails Newsletter! Mark Your Calendars: June 11th is National Get Outdoors Day!
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Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day
June 11th is National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day).National GO Day is a fairly new, annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun. Participating partners will offer opportunities for families to experience traditional and non-traditional types of outdoor activities. The prime goals of the day are reaching first-time visitors to public lands and reconnecting youth to the great outdoors.
GO Day events will provide information and “active fun” areas, where guests, especially kids, can fish, hike, and bike. Some sites will provide photo opportunities with characters like Smokey the Bear and Woodsy Owl. Other sites will provide a focus on aspects of healthy living, including sustainability and good nutrition. In addition to the GO Day events, participants will be invited to nearby follow-up activities called “EchO events” occurring throughout the summer, which include introductions to mountain biking, fly-fishing, hikes with rangers to see wildlife, kayaking, rafting and other activities.
For more information and to find GO Day events near you, visit the National Get Outdoors Day website.