On Saturday and Sunday, June 5-6, celebrate National Trails Day by getting outside and enjoying the local trail system. National Trails Day is celebrated across the country to heighten awareness of how trails enhance a community’s overall health and quality of life. The Broomfield Trail Adventure is Broomfield’s local celebration of National Trails Day, and kicks off the Broomfield 100 challenge.
This year, Broomfield is celebrating National Trails Day as a "shared but separated" community trail walk - the self-guided event will encourage participants to enjoy the trails of their choice at any time throughout this weekend.
Two scenic trail loops are specifically promoted this year. One in the northern part of the community (Anthem Highlands) and one in the southern part (East Park/Josh’s Pond).
Participants are encouraged to walk, bike, or even jog either of these loops. Both Trail Adventure loops will have interpretive tables with handouts, including native seed packets, and educational information on nature, wildlife and Broomfield’s iNaturalist project webpage. The BTA is a great chance to interact with other open space and trails community members here in Broomfield!
The East Park - Josh’s Pond Broomfield Trail Adventure
A 3.3 mile loop traversing a new trail connection at Shep’s Crossing
Through these events, trail users are encouraged to keep Broomfield’s trails, parks, and open space clean during their walks by picking up trash along the trails. Increased trail use this Spring has led to more trash and litter at some public spaces and trails. Can you combine a day of fun outdoor activity with community service on National Trails Day by picking up trash you may see on the way to help keep the trails and open lands clean and beautiful?