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National Trails Day - an Opportunity to Leave the Car Behind

June 5, 2009

Bismarck, ND – Many North Dakotans speed by wilderness areas in their cars, missing out on the beautiful scenery that can be found along miles of hiking trails throughout the state.

Doug Scott, executive director of the Campaign for America’s Wilderness, says National Trails Day on Saturday is a perfect excuse to leave the car behind and explore.

"As you walk away from the parking area and onto the trail, you can encounter a vision of the original prairie landscape of North Dakota."

More than 200,000 miles of trails criss-cross the nation, and Scott says there are all sorts of trails statewide, but two, in particular, really show off the Badlands.

"The Badlands Conservation Alliance in North Dakota is recommending the Long X Trail or the Summit Trail, which follow along the Little Missouri River."

Using trails also improves a person's well-being, adds Scott, both physically and mentally, providing a wide variety of opportunities for being physically active in the outdoors.

Dick Layman, Public News Service - ND