MEDORA, ND (KFYR) – Millions of people take camping and outdoor recreation trips each year on the 4th of July weekend. Many of these folks go to Maah Daah Hey in western North Dakota.
Maah Daah Hey, meaning “grandfather” or “durable,” is certainly popular—it was even named one of the top mountain bike trails in the United States by the International Mountain Biking Association. Forest Service workers are asking users who plan to visit the miles of non-motorized trails this weekend to recreate them safely.
“Practice, wrap it up, unwrap it, you know, leave no trace Principles. If you’re camping and have a campfire, practice fire safety. Make sure your fire is out. No fireworks this weekend, I know it’s the 4th of July but fireworks are banned on public land. And enjoy the great outdoors safely,” said Treva Slaughter, public affairs specialist for the US Forest Service’s Dakota Prairie Grasslands.
Over the years, the miles of non-motorized trails have grown, and now the Maah Daah Hey is set to receive further improvements through an $829,000 grant awarded by the federal Department of Agriculture.
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