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National Trails Day Observed At Griggstown Native Grassland Preserve

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All photos: David Hartz.

The township Trail Advisory Committee held its second observance of National Trails Day June 6 at the Griggstown Native Grassland Preserve off Canal Road.

According to Fran Varacalli, the township’s land preservation and management consultant, the day included “tips from a local photographer, David Hartz,  on how to photograph natural landscapes; geo caching volunteer, Vince Caporossi,  was on hand to help geo cachers learn about the geo cache trail at Griggstown; a hula hopping fitness instructor, Jennifer Hoover Wickman, Hoopdance Instructor at Wikihoops, was on hand to showcase a different exercising technique; hiking with pets along the preserve’s trail network and displays and photographs of all the trails in Franklin Township.”

The day was created by the American Hiking Society as a “celebration of America’s magnificent trail system,” according to the society’s Web site.

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Participants at the 2014 National Trails Day observance in Griggstown.

The day’s events are “designed to promote and celebrate the importance of trails in the United States,” according to the Web sit

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