Washington/Cherry Pie History Hike #1
Click on the button to the right to register for History Hike #1 from 9:30 until 10:00 AM. Call 724-290-2129 if you have questions or are not able to register online. This event combines the annual "Cherry Pie Hike" and "Washington's Trail Hike.” It commemorates George Washington's birthday and the Virginia Colony mission demanding French withdrawal from British territory that precipitated the French and Indian/Seven Years War. The 30-minute history hike explains Washington’s 1753 mission and lets visitors witness the musket shot that almost killed Washington at age 21. There will also be historical displays, and reenactors with clothing and equipment of the time period.
The day-long event will begin at 8:30 AM and end at 2:00 PM. It will also feature 75-minute winter nature walks led by Jennings’ staff, and a 7-mile hike along a section of the North Country Trail where Washington may have traveled. Participants can choose one or more favorite hike option and enjoy a taste of cherry pie, courtesy of North Country Brewing Company.
The event is free and open to the public, although a $3 per person donation will be encouraged for participation in the guided hikes/walks. Reservations are required for hikes and nature walks by February 21. Carpooling is encouraged, because parking may be limited.
Sponsoring organizations are: Butler Chapter of the North Country Trail Association, Washington's Trail - 1753, Harmony Museum, Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau, and Jennings Environmental Education Center.
Saturday, February 23 at 9:30am
Jennings Environmental Education Center
2951 Prospect Rd., Slippery Rock, PA 16057-5023