Celebrate the American Hiking Society’s #NationalTrailsDay with Ottawa County Parks & Recreation

Millions of people have found physical, mental, and emotional restoration on trails and in quality green space during the pandemic. Let’s return the favor as a community! Help care for our magnificent trails and advocate for equitable inclusion outdoors by:

1. Joining us for a volunteer work day on June 4, 2022:

Get involved in a trail project to celebrate National Trails Day in Ottawa County! Join us at one of the following park locations on Saturday, June 4, any time from 10am to 2pm:


  • Musketawa Trail- Conklin trail head – litter removal and trail trimming
  • Musketawa Trail- Marne trail head – litter removal and trail trimming
  • Riley Trails – litter removal and trail trimming
  • Paw Paw East – litter and invasive species removal
  • Bend Area – litter removal and trail trimming
  • Ottawa Sands – litter and invasive species removal

We will be working together on projects such as trail trimming, invasive species removal, and litter cleanup. Information tables will be set up in the main parking area of each park to provide equipment and instructions.

This is a FREE event and all ages are welcome! No preregistration is required.

More information can be found online.

2. Support your trails by donating to the Ottawa County Parks Foundation

The Ottawa County Parks Foundation raises funds to assist the Ottawa County Parks & Recreation Commission in achieving goals for acquiring land, developing parks and providing parks and recreation services and nature education programs for residents and visitors of Ottawa County. Programs to achieve these goals include various fundraising initiatives including efforts to secure donations of estates, solicitation of general donations from individuals and foundations, mail and email solicitations, fundraisers including annual event. Learn more: ottawacountyparksfoundation.org/

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