Fulton County in cooperation with the Village of Northville is planning a 3 day Olympic-style kickoff event to recognize National Trails Day and the NPT 100 Celebration, May 31 through June 2, 2024. Hikers, visitors and trail workers can expect full community support educating the public on the NPT Trail and Northville’s iconic, historic role.
The village, merchants, clubs, organizations and Northville Central School will be participating. Northville’s Waterfront Park, where the NPT Trail Arch created by artisan woodworker William Coffey, will host vendors, food, entertainment and information. A trolley will bring visitors throughout the village to various participating locations.
Artisan William Coffey is creating a centennial plaque to be added to the arch. He is also creating a commemorative walking stick that will be ceremonially handed off to Hamilton County at the weekends closing ceremonies on its trek to Lake Placid. It is our goal to make this end of the NPT trail very special for the volunteers as well.
Northville’s celebration will be fun, informative and educational for hikers and visitors alike. We take great pride in being such an integral part of this Adirondack history. We hope our celebration will encourage more hikes on the NPT Trail as well as other trails in our area!
OPENING CEREMONY – Friday, May 31, 6 pm at Northville’s Waterfront Park entrance and NPT Arch
Saturday, June 1 – National Trails Day village-wide celebration starting at 9 am, vendors, storytellers, activities, trolley… culminating with live music in Northville Waterfront Park from 6 to 8 pm
CLOSING CEREMONY – 1 pm at Northville Waterfront Park, ceremonial passing of the ADK Walking Stick to Hamilton County to continue on the trail.