Anne Springs Close Greenway Celebrates National Trails Day with 2,000-mile Trail Challenge

Anne Springs Close GreenwaySM invites members and visitors to join in the celebration of National Trails Day® on Saturday, June 1. This full-day event encourages outdoor enthusiasts to hike, run, mountain bike, paddle or horseback ride along the Greenway’s scenic trails and lakes to contribute to the collective goals of covering over 2,000 miles and encompassing all 40 miles of Greenway trail.

American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day® is a nationwide initiative dedicated to public advocacy and trail service. Thousands of individuals including hikers, bikers, rowers, horseback riders, trail clubs, federal and local agencies, land trusts, and businesses coming together to advocate for, maintain and clean up public lands and trails during this annual event.

“We are excited to participate in National Trails Day and encourage our community to get outdoors and enjoy the beauty of the Anne Springs Close Greenway,” said John Gordon, President & CEO of Leroy Springs & Company. “Through our collective efforts, we aim to record 2,000 miles of trail coverage, fostering a deeper connection to nature and promoting the importance of conservation.”

As part of the celebration, Anne Springs Close Greenway will offer free entry on National Trails Day, waiving daily admission fees for all visitors. A $5 per car parking fee for non-members will contribute to the Greenway’s conservation efforts.

Last year, guests exceeded the 1,000-mile challenge by recording a total of 1,912.98 miles. This year, the Greenway aims to surpass this achievement, with the support of the community, and hit the 2,000 mile challenge. To incentivize participation, the Greenway will raffle off membership to those who record miles. Participants can also apply their miles to a family membership, with each mile hiked equaling $1 off an annual family membership, up to $12 off.

National Trails Day

When: Saturday, June 1, 7am-sunset (program hours vary)

Where: All entrances of the Anne Springs Close Greenway

Cost: Daily admission fees are waived on National Trails Day. A $5 per car parking fee for non-members contributes to the Greenway’s conservation efforts.


About Anne Springs Close Greenway

Opened in 1995, the Anne Springs Close Greenway is a 2,100-acre natural preserve that offers hiking, biking, horseback riding, kayaking and more, while maintaining a natural habitat for wildlife. Its mission is to provide stewardship and protect the cultural, ecological and scenic features of the land, while also offering recreational and educational opportunities that promote the health and wellness of the community. Owned and operated by the nonprofit Leroy Springs & Co., Inc., the Greenway receives no tax money to build, maintain and operate trails and facilities. It is funded in part by generous donations from individuals and corporations.