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First Day Hike 2018

January 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Celebrate the New Year with us on a First Day Hike! nJoin Salem Historian Jim McAllister and National Park Service Rangers and volunteers for a hike to Salem’s waterfront. Beginning at Salem Common, the hike will continue across Essex and Derby Streets, along Derby Wharf, all the way out to the Derby Wharf Light Station. Park Rangers will open the door of the lighthouse and invite First Day Hikers inside to get an up-close look at the magnificent fresnel lens. After the lighthouse visit, we invite all intrepid First Day Hikers to the 2nd floor of St. Joseph Hall to enjoy cookies and hot chocolate. nMeet at the Salem Common playground at 2:00 PM. Wear comfortable and stable walking shoes; bring your family and friends for a hike on the first day of 2018! Furry friends on a leash are welcome, too! nAmerica’s State Parks started First Day Hikes to encourage people to get outdoors. The National Park Service is following their lead. If you do not live near Salem Maritime, find a First Day Hike near you in one of America’s State Parks online. nProgram is free. No reservation required. For more information call 978-740-1650 or email michael_parr@nps.gov Source: http://salem.org/event/first-day-hike/


January 1, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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