National Trails Day and World Atlatl Day

June 04, 2022

Join the nation's celebration of National Trails Day on Saturday, June 4, at Poverty Point World Heritage Site. Visitors are invited to take part in a ranger-led hike showcasing the mounds, earthworks, and nature found at this ancient site. This event begins at 10 a.m. with an introductory video shown in the museum followed by an approximately 2-hour hike.

June 4 is also World Atlatl Day. Have you heard of an atlatl? Rangers will demonstrate the use of this ancient spear-throwing device in the afternoon, from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to try it out for themselves! Be advised that both activities are outdoors and will be available weather-permitting.