Take a hike: Tennessee's state parks offering free, guided hikes on June 1

A past National Trails Day at Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park. (Image: TDEC)

Tennessee's state parks are offering free hikes guided by a ranger next month, in honor of National Trails Day.

Tennessee's Department of Environment and Conservation says in a news release that all 56 state parks will be providing free hikes on June 1.

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The department says that the American Hiking Society designates the first Saturday in June as National Trails Day, a day of public events aimed at advocacy and trail service. Last year, more than 100,000 people participated in National Trails Day events across the country.

Parks are offering a variety of ranger-led hikes, night hikes, history hikes, nature hikes and cleanup hikes along scenic waterways and rugged backcountry trails.

For more information, visit the Tennessee State Parks website.

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