Get your heart pumping and your feet moving as you celebrate Volusia County’s growing trails system on National Trails Day, Saturday, June 1. The county’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Division will sponsor an outdoor family event from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd.
Activities will be set up at the visitors center near the trailhead to the county’s Spring-to-Spring Trail. Parks staff will lead a walking tour at 9 a.m. and provide a children’s table with activities. Environmental Management employees will share information throughout the event, and the River-to-Sea Transportation Planning Organization will give away free bicycle helmets.
National Trails Day is promoted by the American Hiking Society to educate the public about the importance of trails in the United States.
The county’s major trail systems are the Spring-to-Spring Trail and the East Central Regional Rail Trail. When finished, the Spring-to-Spring Trail will stretch 27 miles from DeLeon Springs State Park to Green Springs Park, and the East Central Regional Rail Trail will cover 43 miles from Deltona to Edgewater, with a 10-mile leg to Titusville. Once the links are completed, the trails will become part of three multi-county trails: the St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop, Coast to Coast Trail, and Heart of Florida Loop.For more information about Trails Day, call 386-736-5953. Learn more about the county’s trails system at www.volusia.org/trails.