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NATIONAL TRAILS DAY
BY MARIE JEFFERIES / JUNE 1, 2019
National Trails Day is devoted to hiking, biking and paddling trips, as well as, trail stewardship. The American Hiking Society sponsors this event each year on the first Saturday in June. The Palmetto Trail has planned several events throughout the state — including activities along the newly opened Newberry passage.
This urban trail stretches for nine miles from the northern outskirts of town at the Enoree Passage trailhead and travels through the city of Newberry towards the town of Prosperity. This hike will cover about three miles of passage focusing on the historic downtown area. Along the way, the group joins up with Mayor Foster Senn for a Mile with the Mayor walk down Main Street as a part of the Open Streets Event being held that day.
Hikers and bikers should meet at the Nosegay Park on College Street (across from Newberry College) at 9 AM. The hike will officially end at Memorial Park on the town square where Palmetto Conservation Foundation will have a booth as part of the event.
The Open Streets Event runs from 9 AM until Noon. There are multiple venues available in and around the city if you decide to stay for lunch.