It's National Trails Day – here's how to celebrate around the state

Pick a trail, grab some water, and go explore.

It's a beautiful day to get out and enjoy the parks and trails of Minnesota – it's National Trails Day, after all.

Whether you hike or bike, National Trails Day was designed to get people to go on adventures outdoors. And the event happens every year on the first Saturday of June.

Parks across the country are doing all sorts of fun things to celebrate. In fact, there are 21 different events happening in Minnesota alone. Click here to find one near you.

And if you want to share your fun – or see what everyone else is up to – use #NationalTrailsDay on social media.

Minnesota has tens of thousands of miles worth of private, state, and grant-in-aid trails. And the state Department of Natural Resources has a bunch of recommendations to find the perfect trail for you – whether it's a rustic, unpaved one; one near a state park; a trail that's near the water; or a short, kid-friendly one. Click here to learn more about those.

For a map of all the state trails, click here.

A beautiful day for a hike

Saturday brings beautiful, summer-like weather.

In the Twin Cities, there's a high of 92 degrees. So be sure to pack plenty of water for the trip. You'll need it.

It won't be quite as hot in northeastern Minnesota. The Weather Channel lists Duluth's high as 79 degrees.

And if you can't make it out Saturday, Sunday is also supposed to be beautiful – just a few degrees cooler.

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