April 23: Celebrate Trails Day with Schuylkill River Trail Opening in Chester County

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On Apr. 23, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy and organizations in the Greater Philadelphia region are encouraging people to celebrate the start of the spring trail season with organized events and resources

PHILADELPHIA, PA — On Saturday, April 23, 2022, people in Greater Philadelphia and South New Jersey are invited to take part in a full day of family-friendly activities on the Circuit Trails, the region’s developing 800-mile trail network as part of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s (RTC’s) annual Celebrate Trails Day. Events will take place throughout the region all day on Saturday, and in the days following.

Kicking off a weekend of celebration is the official opening of the final segment of the Schuylkill River Trail in Chester County on Friday, April 22. Join the Circuit Trails Coalition at Fricks Lock Road at 2 p.m. in Pottstown to take part in the celebration.

More than 350 miles of the Circuit Trails network are complete across nine counties. When the entire network is complete, more than 50 percent of the region’s population—more than 3.1 million people—will live within 1 mile of the Circuit Trails network.

Other events happening in honor of Celebrate Trails Day include:

April 23, 2022

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April 24, 2022

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Hosted on the fourth Saturday of April each year,  Celebrate Trails Day is an annual celebration of the nation’s trails and the benefits they bring to our health and well-being.  More than 170 partner organizations and thousands of people from all 50 states and Washington, D.C., plan to take part in Celebrate Trails Day. Those who participated in Celebrate Trails Day in 2021 reported spending on average more than 90 minutes being active outside, exceeding the CDC’s physical activity guidelines.

Celebrate Trails Day is supported by “Parks for All” championed by Hydro FlaskAthletic Brewing CompanyCatrikeClif Family Foundation, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “Active People, Healthy Nation” initiativeDogfish HeadMirrycle, the Recreate Responsibly Coalition, IZIP and Warm Peet.

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For more information about Celebrate Trails Day, to find events, and to enter to win prizes, visit railstotrails.org/celebratetrails. To learn more about the Circuit Trails, visit RTC’s website.

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