Orick Residents and Visitors Celebrate National Trails Day

June 06, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
ORICK, Calif. - June 2007 - As part of a local celebration of National Trails Day, more than 100 tourists, vendors and event staffers enjoyed a day of guided biking, hiking and kayak tours, gear demonstrations, food and music at Redwood Adventures, a vacation resort bordering the Redwood National and State Parks.

"I spent the day with local scout troops on Lost Man's Creek trail and watching tourists from as far away as England get their first intimate taste of the redwood forest - I couldn't be more pleased," said John 'Johnny Redwood' Russavage, chairman and chief executive officer of Redwood Adventures. "Thank you to all the local businesses and the Orick Chamber of Commerce and we hope tourists, families and outdoor enthusiasts throughout the country will look forward to National Trails Day every year."

Sponsored by the Orick Chamber of Commerce and hosted at Redwood Adventures Events Center, the National Trails Day celebration is designed to inspire the public to discover the trails in and around the Redwood National and State Parks and learn about and celebrate the area while participating in numerous outdoor activities.

Exhibitions and demonstrations were presented by the Adventure's Edge, American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Biologists Rob Hewitt and Pablo Herrera, Fisheye Jewelry, Herbalife, Humboldt Handmade foods, Jewelry by Georgia, Kahish Cafe, Kayak Zak's, Enterprises, Orick Arts, Orick Chamber of Commerce, Orick Rodeo, Piersons Building Center and Nursery, Pro Sports Center, Ray Hillman, Redwood Adventures, Redwood Art by Alvin, Redwood Trails Horseback, Tim Duncan Woodcarvings and The Living Room.

Event sponsors include the American Hiking Society, American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, Cub Scouts of America, Merrill Footwear, National and State Parks Service, Orick Chamber of Commerce, Pro Sports Center and REI.

"We are extremely pleased with the number of local businesses who supported the National Trails Day event," said Donna Hufford, secretary/treasurer president of the Orick Chamber of Commerce of the Orick Chamber of Commerce. "Along with the guided tours of the area, we also had more than 20 booths and demonstrations at the Redwood Adventures Center for visitors to enjoy."

The American Hiking Society's National Trails Day aims to join more than one million hikers, bikers, equestrians and others in celebration of America's trails. While the American Hiking Society helps to promote events nationally, the majority of events are planned and carried out at the local level by conservation and recreation organizations, trail clubs and land management agencies.

Redwood Adventures is located on Valley Green Camp Road at mile marker 124, approximately three miles north of Orick, California on Northern California's scenic Highway 101. For more information about Redwood Adventures, please visit www.redwoodadventures.com, or call (866) 733-9637.

For information about the American Hiking Association and National Trails Day, please visit www.americanhiking.org.

About Redwood Adventures
Redwood Adventures is a business unit of Redwood Parks Lodge Company. Situated on a 40-acre parcel of land in northern Orick, California, Redwood Adventures borders the Redwood National & State Parks system. With the development of seven acres as Redwood Adventures Vacation Village and the remodeling of six existing structures into luxurious, 1,200-square foot vacation cabins featuring three bedrooms, 1.5 baths, full kitchen and an attached garage, Phase I of Redwood Adventures is nearly complete. Future plans call for the development of the Redwood Adventures Campground, Redwood Adventures Center and the Redwood National Parks Lodge, which will be the only commercial lodge adjacent to the Redwood National and State Park. For more information, please visit www.redwoodadventures.com.