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ThuAug 31

National Trail Mix Day – August 31, 2023

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

  1. Make some

    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!

  2. Buy some

    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!

  3. 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

  1. Familiarity

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

National Trail Mix Day dates

2023August 31Thursday
2024August 31Saturday
2025August 31Sunday
2026August 31Monday
2027August 31Tuesday

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