Getting Out and About

Getting Out and About on our Trails ~ Here in the Mat-Su Valley we have over 3,000 miles of trails for winter and summer recreation, and travel. Over the course of the next year we will be sharing some of our trail stories and insights, and invite you to share yours too!

Steve Charles, a Mat-Su Trails and Parks Foundation board member, and an active volunteer in Willow with the Willow Trail Committee shared this from a recent sunny day out on the trails in Willow.

One habit of mine while traveling on the trails around Willow is observing recent history of trail use. Since the Willow Trail Committee manages the winter trails for multi-use, there is usually plenty of evidence to see. In the picture below from the Windsock Trail there are tracks from six different modes of travel. Can you identify them?” ~ S. Charles

Want to learn more about the Willow trails? Follow them on the Willow Trails Committee Facebook page.

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While applying for their PFD online, Alaskans can choose to Pick.Click.Give. in increments of $25. All donations are tax deductible and donors will receive tax documentation from the State once their donations have been processed. Permanent Fund Dividend applications are available from January 1 to March 31, though Alaskans may choose to add or adjust their pledges online through August 31.

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The Mat-Su Trails & Parks Foundation partners with organizations and local governments on projects and efforts that expand and enhance the valley’s network of trails and parks. Find out how we can help fund your next trail, park, or recreation project!

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