Hickory Hill Part of Get Outdoors Day Initiative
Hickory Hill Family Camping Resort in Bath, N.Y., will host an event on Saturday (June 11) as part of National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day), one of many campgrounds to do so in this second annual event to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun.
Participating partners will offer opportunities for American families to experience traditional and non-traditional types of outdoor activities. Prime goals of the day are reaching first-time visitors to public lands and reconnecting our youth to the great outdoors, according to a news release.
This GO Day event will offer a mix of information centers and active fun at areas and places where guests, and especially kids, can hike, geocache, swim, play mini golf, take nature walks, free mini sessions from the Finger Lakes Wellness Center and more. Special guests include Greg Muller from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), members of the Finger Lakes Trail and other outdoor enthusiast.
The pilot effort of National Get Outdoors Day was launched on June 14, 2008, and has grown every year. Building on the success of More Kids in the Woods and other important efforts to connect Americans – and especially children – with nature and active lifestyles, the USDA Forest Service (USFS) and the American Recreation Coalition (ARC) led an inclusive, nationwide effort focusing on a single day when people would be inspired and motivated to get outdoors. Last year, over 91 official GO Day sites across the nation from Kingman island in Washington, D.C. to the Big Bear Discovery Center in the San Bernardino National Forest welcomed tens of thousands of new faces to the joy and benefits of the great outdoors.