George Washington/Cherry Pie Hikes: Nature Walk #2
George Washington/Cherry Pie Hikes: Nature Walk #2 Click on the button to the right to register for Winter Nature Walk #1 from 11:00 until 12:15 PM. 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 day-long event will begin at 8:30 AM and end at 2:00 PM. It will feature 30-minute history hikes, where visitors can witness the 1753 musket shot that could have changed history. There also will be informational presentations and displays, a reenactors’ camp portraying wilderness life of the time period, 1 hour and 15 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 $2 per person donation will be encouraged for participation in the guided hikes/walks. Reservations are required for hikes and nature walks by February 22. 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.