Now that the weather is turning nice, the City of Greensboro and its community partners are trying to encourage residents to get outdoors, breathe in some fresh air, and get the blood pumping by taking long walks and bike rides.

As one way to do that, the city is celebrating National Trails Day on Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to noon.  The fun will take place at Country Park. (Set your GPS to 3905 Nathanael Greene Dr. in Greensboro).

Trails Day will feature activities for kids and adults alike. There will be a  children’s bike rodeo, kayak and paddleboard-paddling demonstrations and guided mountain bike tours.

Also, that day, the wild animals of the ECO Bus will be on hand and a yoga class will be held at 10 a.m.

 In addition, the event will include inflatables, face painting, crafts, games, giveaways, e-bike demonstrations and other activities that will be put on by the city’s community partners.

Admission to the event is, of course, free. Additional parking is available at Jaycee Park at 3802 Jaycee Park Dr.

The Country Park Shuttle will take visitors from that lot to the event space.

Friendly pets on a leash are welcome – vicious ones not on a leash are not.

The Wired! Coffee Bus and the Sno-Ball Factory will sell refreshments, and those who come out can rent Country Park pedal boats at a discounted price of $5.

The Greensboro trail system consists of over 100 miles of trails – both natural and paved. The network is designed for walking, hiking and biking and it includes the Downtown Greenway and the scenic trails near the three city lakes.

The Saturday morning Trails Day fun at Country Park is being made possible with funding from VF Corporation.

You can learn more about Greensboro’s trails and find an interactive map at