Thursday, September 12, 2013

St. Marys Walk With Nature / Fall Festival - October 20, 2013

The St. Marys Kiwanis, St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce and Heritage Trails Park District along with the help of several other community partners invites everyone to enjoy the 44th Annual “Walk with Nature” on the Miami-Erie Canal Towpath and the 5th Annual “Fall Festival in Memorial Park”.

The “Walk with Nature” is a pleasant, level walk along the Towpath of the Canal and can begin or end at several points. The length of the walk can be from 3.3 miles to as much as 10 miles. Buses are available for transport to and from starting and stopping points. The Towpath extends north from St. Marys, Memorial Park to 40 acre pond and on to Lock 14.

Also, Grand Lake Health Systems invites you to get on the “Road to Fitness” and earn 10 to 20 points for the GLHS Fitness Challenge.

The “Fall Festival in Memorial Park” in downtown St. Marys will feature:

  • Entertainment at the Gazebo by “New Outlook Bluegrass Band”, Paula Schumm & other local favorites.
  • Old Car Show with prizes.
  • Re-enactors from the Civil War period, Frontier times and Canal Boat era.
  • Pre 1840 Rendezvous will camp all weekend on the Canal banks, north of High St., with a
  • Lantern tour Saturday evening at 8 pm.
  • Fall Craft Show & Farmers Market – Baked goods – Crafts – Garden Produce.
  • Auglaize and Mercer County Photography Exhibit at Arts Place on Spring St.
  • Youth Activities (free) – Pumpkin Painting – Free scroll cut wood figures for painting –
  • Bounce Toys & other games.
  • Historical Exhibits and Demonstrations.
  • rain Tours around Historical St. Marys

Registration for the “Walk with Nature” and “Road to Fitness” will be in Memorial Park in Downtown St. Marys.

Fall Festival events will also be in Memorial Park, High St. Park and Arts Place at 138 E. Spring St.

The date of the “Walk with Nature” & “Fall Festival in the Park” is Sunday, October 20st. The “Walk with Nature” will occur between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm. Entertainment will from 1:00 am to 5:00 pm.

For further information concerning the event, contact the St. Marys Area Chamber of Commerce at 419-394-4611 or

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