Join the Make Tracks Family Trail Weekend

from Wildlife Promise

2 10/10/2008 // By Larry Schweiger // , , ,

101008_emaketracksnewsimage_2 Walk, bike, roll or stroll to a trail near you this Columbus Day Weekend (October 11-13th, 2008) for the first annual Make Tracks™ Family Trail Weekend!

A new website by National Wildlife Federation has taken the legwork out of preparing for a fun family outing. Go to http://www.nwf.org/maketracks/ to get a list of supplies, tips for family-friendly activities, and a link to NatureFind, a terrific database to locate the best nearby trails, walking paths and parks, just by entering your zip code.

With today’s high gas prices, discovering nature where you live has even more benefits.

Haven’t hiked much, or ever? No problem, you don’t need to be an expert or in top physical condition to enjoy the outdoors. Have small children? Grab the stroller. Your outing can be as long or as short as you want. Be part of a growing movement in the U.S. to rediscover the outdoors – and realize the benefits of stepping away from the computer or TV or video game and breathing some fresh air while experiencing the wonders of nature.

Larry Schweiger