Tuesday, October 11, 2016

47th Annual Walk With Nature & 8th Annual Fall Festival Along the Miami & Erie Canal

St. Marys Walk With Nature / Fall Festival - October 16, 2016

The St. Marys Kiwanis and Heritage Trails Park District along with the help of several other community partners invites everyone to enjoy the 47th Annual “Walk with Nature” on the Miami-Erie Canal Towpath and the 8th 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 “Muleskinner Bluegrass Band”, and other local favorites. Bring your lawn chairs, grab a hot dog & some chili, and enjoy.
  • 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.
  • Fall Craft Show & Farmers Market – Baked goods – Crafts – Garden Produce.
  • Youth Activities (free) – Pumpkin decorating – wood figures for painting and other games. Arts Place will also be providing craft projects.
  • Historical Exhibits and Demonstrations.
  • Train Tours around Historical St. Marys

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

Fall Festival events will be in along the Miami – Erie Canal, in Memorial Park and High St. Park

The date of the “Walk with Nature” & “Fall Festival in the Park” is Sunday, October 16th. 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 Auglaize and Mercer Counties Convention and Visitors Bureau by calling 800-860-4726 or email SeeMore@bright.net

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