National Trails Day is Saturday, June 1, 2019. According to the American Hiking Society, “National Trails Day is the only nationally coordinated event designed to unite all muscle-powered trail activities with the goal of connecting more people to trails. Every trail beckons adventure and has a story to share with any person willing to discover it, and American Hiking Society believes these trail experiences can improve the lives of every American. A sampling of NTD events held nationally: hiking, biking, running, trail maintenance, birding, wildlife photography, paddle trips, trail dedications, health-focused programs and children’s activities”
This year, we will again be celebrating in our northern section of trail from 1:00 – 4:00 pm in the municipal parking lot adjacent Children’s Park in Lake Orion. We will be coordinating our National Trails Day activities with the Clergy, Cops & Kids event also being held in downtown Lake Orion that day!
We hope you will join us for the following fun activities and giveaways!
- Bike safety demonstration by the Lake Orion Police Department
- A nondenominational Blessing of the Bikes by Rev. John Ball, Lake Orion United Methodist Church
- Family friendly bike ride on the trail from Children’s Park in Lake Orion to Clarkston/Kern intersection
- A visit from the Orion Township Public Library Bookbike!
- Kids coloring activity
- Free Paint Creek Trail swag and a prize wheel giveaway of Paint Creek Trail merchandise
- A Grand Prize drawing!
Congratulations to our NEW National Trails Day Grand Prize winner – raffle ticket #8480500!
Please call the Trail Office at 248-651-9260 to claim your prize.
If the prize isn’t claimed by Monday 6/10 at 9 a.m., we will draw another winner.
Schedule of Events:
1:00 pm: Welcome by Paint Creek Trail Manager & Friends of the Paint Creek Trail
1:10 pm: Lake Orion Police Bike Safety Demonstration
1:30 pm: Blessing of the Bikes
1:45 pm: Family bike ride on the Trail
3:00 pm: Kids coloring activity
3:45 pm: Grand Prize drawing
Bike bells available (while supplies last) and vintage Paint Creek Trail merchandise giveaways all event long!
We hope to see you there!