National Trails Day: build it, share it, love it

May 30, 2015/ Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Guest Column by Kelly Pohl

You ride it on your morning commute. You stroll along with a special someone in the evening after dinner. You spend your weekend exploring new nooks and crannies.

Chances are, trails are an integral part of your daily life in southwest Montana, connecting you to your destinations, your community, and to nature.

There is no way to quantify trails’ value in our lives, but we do know the many ways trails benefit our communities. They encourage free, accessible fitness for all ages and abilities, draw tourism that spurs our economy, give kids access to the natural world, and provide safe alternative transportation routes.

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