North Kitsap Trail Association Celebrates National Trails Day with Local Trails Events
On June 4, 2011, Kitsap trails volunteers are staging unique local events to celebrate National Trails Day. A family mountain bike ride will be held on Port Gamble trails. Nature exploration hikes will be take place in the North Kitsap Heritage Park. A sunset kayak paddle will look for wildlife on Port Gamble Bay. Outdoor enthusiasts, families and other trail lovers are encouraged to join the celebration by biking, hiking and paddling.
NKTA joins Sound to Olympics Greenway Trail Presentation
John Willett, NKTA Chair, and Don Willott, NKTA Sound to Olympics Greenway Trail Committee Chair, worked with leaders from the Jefferson and Clallam Co. Trails Coalitions to present a breakout session at the WSTC conference describing whatʼs on the ground and envisioned for extending a cross-state trail across Kitsap, Jefferson, and Clallam Counties as part of a Sound to Coast Greenway concept. John and Don described how the Sound to Olympics Greenway Trail, which has short segments already built on Bainbridge, will connect a branch from the Winslow Ferry across Kitsap beyond the Hood Canal Bridge to connect with the Olympic Discovery Trail. Another branch from the Kingston Ferry is planned to intersect, providing a northern connection to the Olympic Peninsula.