The Gallatin Valley Land Trust is launching a new program this summer to help make it easy for people to get outside and explore the 80+ miles of trails in our backyard. GVLT is hoping this program will help people discover new trails (beyond just The M and Peets Hill) and encourage people who are intimidated by trails to feel more confident about finding their way around the Main Street to the Mountains system. Find out more about the FREE Discovery Walks here!

Discovery Walks are free, one-hour, educational, guided trail walks on the Main Street to the Mountains trail system in June, July, and August. These walks will be hosted on the very beginner, accessible trails in town. The walks are perfect for kids, seniors, newcomers, and anyone who is interested in exploring our local trails.  Each walk has a fun educational theme and is guided by a volunteer so you’ll never get lost.  Themes include wildflowers, photography, yoga, bouldering, nature walks, railroad history and more! GVLT is also hosting a walk for business professionals to network during the lunch hour. Biz Walks will be hosted twice a month. All participants will get a free trail map at the end of the walk so they can find other trails to explore on their own.

Trail walks do not require an RSVP. Dogs are not allowed on walks. The full schedule for June is located online at gvlt.org/discoverywalks. Meeting locations for walks and Google maps are also located on the website.  Nonprofits and businesses can contact GVLT to schedule a walk for their participants or employees. For more information or to volunteer, email EJ Porth at ej@gvlt.org or call 406-587-8404 ext. 8.

 

 

The first walk is June 3rd. I’ve attached a press release and the June schedule of walks. I hope you can help spread the word! Let me know if you have any questions.

Join us for a walk this summer!