From the Bear Yuba Land Trust
This year’s National Trails Day is shaping up to be a dynamic collaboration.
On Saturday, June 1, local outdoors enthusiasts will set up in the Robinson Plaza from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Nevada City with information booths while numerous others will lead trail activities all over the county.
At 1 p.m., Bear Yuba Land Trust’s Executive Director Marty Coleman-Hunt, Nevada City Mayor Duane Strawser and Nevada County Economic Resource Council Executive Director Robert Trent will speak at the plaza headquarters.
Several guided walks will start in Nevada City at 9 a.m. including:
- A tree walk in downtown Nevada City with Arborist Zeno Acton and Mary Cahill of Nevada County Walkers
- A hike on the new Environs Trail with BYLT Trails Coordinator Bill Haire
- A hike on the Tribute Trail led by The Sierra Fund
- A ride on Old Downieville Highway and Hirschman’s Trail led by Bicyclists of Nevada County (BONC)
Other activities include:
- A family and wheelchair accessible Nature Hunt on the Hirschman’s Trail with WildFood author Alicia Funk
- A historic walk on Sugar Loaf Mountain with Ray Bryars of Live Healthy Nevada County
- A Tour of the Firehouse Museum with Shelly Covert of Nevada City Rancheria
- A Wheelchair accessible excursion on the Independence Trail with Ana Acton of FREED
- A seven mile full day hike on the Canyon Creek Trail with author Hank Meals
- A Spenceville Ramble with Richard Thomas
- A four hour tour of the historic Blue Point hydraulic mine with Brian Bisnett
- A hike on Pt. Defiance Trail with docents from South Yuba River Parks Associatio
- Art in the Garden with Sierra Streams Institute
Trails maintenance day on the Pioneer Trail with Tahoe National Forest on Sunday, June 2
Local musicians Beaucoup Chapeaux will provide live music in the afternoon. Throughout the day, Fable Coffee will serve tea, coffee, lemonade and fresh baked goods. In the afternoon, Horn of the Bull Taqueria will serve tacos and Lazy Dog will sell hand-dipped ice cream.
Other supporters include: Nevada County Planning Department (Larkyn Feiler), Yuba Watershed Institute, Forest Trails Alliance, South Yuba River Citizens League, Gold Country Trails Council and ParkWatch.org,