American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®, the largest annual trails celebration, is Saturday, June 1. Columbia Parks and Recreation is hosting the fourth Find the Golden Hiking Boot Treasure Hunt in honor of the celebration.
A clue will be posted at 7 a.m. that day on Columbia Parks and Recreation’s Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ComoParksandRec) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/ComoParksandRec) accounts. Treasure seekers may also listen to the clue by calling the Parks and Recreation hotline at 573.874.7663 (prompt 4). The person who finds the "Golden Hiking Boot" will receive a $100 Parks and Recreation gift certificate.
Trail users are encouraged to download the CoMo Trails mobile app or pick up a copy of Columbia Parks and Recreation’s Trail Guide and Map to aid in their search. Trail guides are available at CoMo.gov or the following locations: Activity & Recreation Center (ARC), 1701 W. Ash; Armory Sports Center, 701 E. Ash; and the Gentry Building, 1 S. Seventh St; and City Hall, 701 E. Broadway.
This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. For more information, call Janet Godon at 573.441.5495.
A well-planned trail system can be a great benefit to the community's health as a whole. According to the American Hiking Society, "when trails are clean and well maintained, users and surrounding communities benefit greatly. Property values are higher in communities with clean and safe areas for recreation."
About Columbia Parks and Recreation: The Department of Parks and Recreation is committed to improving our community’s health, stability, beauty, and quality of life by providing outstanding parks, trails, recreational facilities, and leisure opportunities for all Columbia residents. To learn more about the Columbia trail system visit: CoMo.gov/parksandrec/trail-type/destination/
About American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®: American Hiking Society’s 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 year, on the first Saturday of June, American Hiking Society and the trails community invite Americans of all ages and interests to find their own adventure and discover their unique story at one of the thousands of events hosted throughout the country. To learn more about National Trails Day® 2019 please visit https://americanhiking.org/national-trails-day/.