We eat it without thinking about it but trail mix keeps us happy throughout the day. Every year on August 31, National Trail Mix Day honors this healthy snack created for noshing on hikes in the great outdoors.
What makes trail mix so special? Not only is it a nutritious combination of granola, nuts, dried fruit, and sometimes chocolate, but it’s also lightweight, easy to store, and provides a quick energy boost and sustained energy. So what are you waiting for? Grab a handful and let’s celebrate!
National Trail Mix Day Activities
Go to your local grocery store to buy the ingredients, mix together, and handle business. Plan a trip with friends and mix up the fun!
You love your snacks, especially trail mix. Buy a big bag to share at the office, with your favorite hiking crew, or with loved ones. Tell them National Trail Mix Day made you do it!
Take some on a hike
Plan your hike or mountain bike ride, work up an appetite, then enjoy every single crunch of your coveted trail mix. Bring enough to share with your friends or folks you meet in your travels.
Why We Love National Trail Mix Day
Sometimes, when we go out to enjoy the beautiful outdoors, we want everything to be easy. We crave the taste of the familiar and nothing's more familiar, at least to Americans, than a fistful of good ol’ trail mix while backpacking in America's picturesque national parks.
It’s a great meal on-the-go
While some people love to sit down, take their time and leisurely enjoy a snack; other folks like to eat their snacks on-the-run. For those people, trail mix is an ideal munch. Plus, trail mix has a long shelf life.
It’s an uncomplicated snack
Trail mix bag? Check. Hungry hiker? Check. Hike planned out? Check. Go for it, enjoy the simple things in life. Make sure you hike and explore nature regularly because you'll be healthier for it.