After a long cold and snowy winter, the day we’ve all been waiting for is upon us – Opening Day for Trails! With the weather warming up already, we’re hoping for a beautiful weekend to celebrate the official start of trail season #onthecircuit on April 13. Want to get in on the action? Check out this county by county round-up of the awesome community events happening on Opening Day weekend.

Photo courtesy of Rails to Trails Conservancy 

Second Annual Press Conference to announce the annual “Opening Day of Trails”

When: Friday, April 12 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Trail: Chester Valley Trail

Cynwyd Heritage Trail Ride

When: Saturday, April 13 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Trail: Cynwyd Heritage Trail  

Bike Chester County Ride and Breakfast

When: Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Trail: Chester Valley Trail

Kite Making and Flying

When: Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Trail: Ulysses Wiggins Waterfront Promenade

Walk Along the Path

When: Saturday, April 13

Trail: D&R Canal State Park Trail 

Kickoff to the LHT Walking Club

When: Saturday, April 13 from

Trail: Lawrence Hopewell Trail

Schuylkill River Trail Opening Trails Activity Day

When: Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Trail: Schuylkill River Trail

Delaware & Raritan Canal Tow Path Cleanup + Ride

When: Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Trail: Delaware and Raritan Canal Tow Path

Hugh Moore Park Clean-up

When: Saturday, April 13

Trail: D & L Trail 

Schuylkill River Cleanup at Fork & Ale 

When: Saturday, April 13

Trail: Schuylkill River Trail 

Photo by Daniel Paschall

Cobbs Creek Healthy Trail Walk

When: Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Trail: Cobbs Creek

Delaware Gardens: Vision Party

When: Saturday, April 13 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Trail: Future Site of a Circuit Trail in Pennsauken

Explore the Circuit to the Discovery Center

When: Saturday, April 13 from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Trail: Schuylkill River Trail

Petty’s Island Spring Shoreline Clean Up

When: Saturday, April 13 from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Darby Creek Clean Up

When: Saturday, April 13

Trail: Darby Creek Trail

The celebration continues into next weekend too! Check out these events that will let you enjoy the Opening Day celebrations next week: 

I Walk Camden

When: Saturday, April 20 

Darby Creek Cleanup

When: Saturday, April 20

Trail: John Heinz Refuge Trail

Run For Clean Air

When: Saturday, April 20

How do you plan on celebrating Opening Day for Trails? Join the conversation and share your Opening Day pictures by using #RTCOpeningDay and #OntheCircuit on social media.