A new video series showcases the beauty, history and ecosystems of the many trails in North Dakota. In each YouTube video, the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department’s state trails coordinator takes the viewer along to give an authentic glimpse of what state parks and other trail systems offer for outdoor recreation.
From winter’s spectacular views at Fort Abraham Lincoln State Park to the cool trek through Sheyenne State Forest in the heat of summer, NDPRD invites the public to come along for the adventure and discover the many people and places that add to the quality of life in North Dakota.
Connecting People and Places through Outdoor Recreation is full of adventure and unexpected surprises, entertaining quips about learning how to use recreational equipment, and plenty of interesting facts about the sights and sounds on each trail. If you’re looking to try something new or travel to a new area of the state, this video series gives you a unique inside look into outdoor recreation in North Dakota.
The public is encouraged to subscribe to the NDPRD YouTube page to be alerted to new videos in the series by searching @ndparkrec on YouTube.
“A big part of my job is to become familiar with the trail systems in North Dakota, and I’ve been having a blast sharing those experiences with the public,” said NDPRD State Trails Coordinator Sarah Rankin. “We really want the videos to inspire everyone to explore outdoor recreation through every season in North Dakota, taking advantage of all that our state parks and gateway communities have to offer.”
The North Dakota state parks encompass approximately 190 miles of trail, intended to showcase our state’s natural resources and beauty, variety of terrain and to connect communities and public lands. North Dakota is home to 15 National Recreation Trails, with six of these on state parks property. The North Country Trail along the Sheyenne River is part of the National Scenic Trail, the longest trail system in the country spanning more than 60,000 miles and linking wildlife refuges, national parks and forests, wilderness areas and major metropolitan areas.
The mission of the North Dakota Parks and Recreation Department is to enrich generations through experiences that connect people and places.