In support of National Trails Day®, held on Saturday June 4th and sponsored by the American Hiking Society, Mike Rowe is encouraging all Americans to hit the trail.

“I’m supporting National Trails Day because trails are a lot more interesting than highways,” says Mike Rowe, the well‐ known host of Dirty Jobs. “You can’t go as fast, but the scenery is a lot more interesting, the air smells much better, and there aren’t any tolls. Walking around outdoors has kept me sane for years, (sort of) and I can’t recommend it enough.”

According to the American Hiking Society, National Trails Day is the largest trails celebration in the country, and this year, hundreds of thousands of people across the country will take part in more than 2,000 events in all 50 states, including trail maintenance projects, hiking, paddling, biking, horseback riding, bird watching, running, trail celebrations, concerts and so much more!

“There are so many reasons,” says Mike, “to get off the concrete for a while. The fact that millions of people have never really experienced the woods or the mountains is borderline tragic.”