Celebrate Trails Day, April 24, on Outlet Trail

The Chronicle Express
Celebrate Trails Day, the annual spring celebration of the pathways everyone loves by helping to clear the trail of sticks and litter from the winter months, is this Saturday, April 24.

YATES COUNTY – Join the Friends of the Outlet April 24 for Celebrate Trails Day, the annual spring celebration of the pathways everyone loves by helping to clear the trail of sticks and litter from the winter months. 

Celebrate Trails Day is Saturday, April 24

Over the past year, the Keuka Outlet Trail has been a haven for thousands looking for a place to enjoy fresh air and nature with family and friends in a pandemic-safe way.

Now, with the beautiful spring weather we’re enjoying, people are seeking ways to get back out and appreciate the beauty of the Keuka Outlet Trail. April 24 is a perfect time to take a short or long walk along the trail and help keep the area beautiful for everyone. So take time April 24 as your schedule permits, and choose an area to walk along the trail. As you walk, carry a garbage bag to pick up litter, and toss sticks and other natural debris away from the trail and its edges to make mowing tasks easier for the dedicated volunteers on the maintenance committee. 

Remember, the Keuka Outlet Trail is owned and maintained by an all-volunteer group, and it is a carry in, carry out natural space. All visitors are responsible for helping to keep the area pristine. 

Celebrate Trails Day is organized by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. 

The Keuka Outlet Trail is a nearly 7-mile long multi-use trail that follows most of the Keuka Outlet, which connects Keuka and Seneca Lakes. The trail is open from dawn to dusk year round. Please report any problems or dangerous conditions to the Friends of the Outlet at the website or Facebook page, or call 607-344-9109.

For more information about the Keuka Outlet Trail and Friends of the Outlet, visit www.KeukaOutletTrail.org. For details about Rails to Trails Conservancy, visit railstotrails.org