Free guided hikes set for Saturday in parks across W.Va.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — National Trails Day is being celebrated with free guided hikes in West Virginia forests and parks.
The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that National Trails Day events will be held Saturday at more than a dozen spots across the state.
Kanawha State Forest is holding four events, including one where hikers will be taken to a closed mine entrance where a threatened bat species is known to hibernate.
The newspaper says National Trails Day was started in 1993 by the American Hiking Society to get people to check out trails in their areas.
Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, http://wvgazettemail.com.