Trailblazing though Time! The Northville NPT 100 Kick-Off Celebration!

NPT 100  – Northville-Placid Trail Celebrates 100! The Fulton County Visitor’s Bureau, together with the Village of Northville are hosting a 3-Day Kick-Off Celebration Event Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2, noting the NPT 100 Centennial and National Trails Day.

Fulton County Tourism together with the Village of Northville, has worked closely with so many interesting entities to bring the event together. This is the NPT100 “kick-off” celebration and it is the official start to a wonderful summer “Trailblazing through Time” through the Adirondack Park.

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 is at the entrance, will host vendors, food, entertainment and information. On Saturday, a trolley will bring visitors throughout the village to various participating locations. A Closing Ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, June 2 at 1 pm, where Northville will hand over the reins to Hamilton County for the next NPT 100 event scheduled over the summer.

An Opening Ceremony/Ribbon Cutting is scheduled for Friday, May 31, 2024 at 6 pm.  At this event artisan William Coffey will reveal a centennial plaque to be added to the Northville NPT Arch, and the commemorative walking stick that will be ceremonially handed off to Hamilton County at the weekends closing ceremonies – on its trek to Lake Placid. There will also be some words shared by our State and local officials.

Here is a tentative schedule of events – Please note, village-wide merchants, organizations and churches are offering events, speakers and specials all weekend long!

NPT 100 Northville Kick-Off SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, May 31:

4 pm—Northville Waterfront Park events begin! Music, food, vendors 4 to 8pm

6 pm—RIBBON CUTTING—NPT Arch, Waterfront Park



9 am—Fish Stocking, Little Lake at Water Street

10-8—Northville Waterfront Park, vendors and activities,

Noon to 3—Top Shelf Entertainment

10—12 noon—GSLFF Kids (ages 4 to 13) Fishing Derby (Water Street sign –in/weigh-in)

9-3 –Northville Public Library

11-12—NPT Guest Speaker

1-2 –Kid Craft, making mandalas with items found in nature

10-2 Northville Central School:

10-2 –Guest Will Aubrey with a live butterfly exhibit and life-size wing cutout of birds of prey, and a telescope to view the eagles 

10—2 –Kids – Make your own ADK Walking Stick

10-1–Planting seeds

10-2–NCS Book Exchange

10-5 SVAN Art Gallery

            Nature Themed Crafts, all ages & artist made Bird House Raffle 

10-2-Arlene Rambush, master weaver/painter demo

10-2- Linda Biggers, mosaic artist demo

3-5- Alexandra Higgins, singer, songwriter, sculptor & painter

Noon-4—Municipal Office Park,

Tour Northville Northampton Historical Museum Schoolhouse, S’mores station, Uncle Josh Storyteller, old-fashioned popcorn truck, camping exhibit, historic games, kids activities and exhibits

6-8—Sacandaga Valley Arts Network (SVAN) concert, in Northville Waterfront Park, featuring Two Shoes

FIREWORKS over Northville Lake at dusk

Sunday, June 2:

10-3—Waterfront Park, vendors, activities, music by Top Shelf Entertainment

1 pm—CLOSING CEREMONY and the ceremonial passing of the NPT Walking Stick to Hamilton County!  

*Discover Northville! Northville Merchants and eateries are participating all weekend long with specials, guests and events throughout the village and lakeside

As previously mentioned, the Closing Ceremony will take place Sunday, June 2, at 1 pm in Northville Waterfront Park’s Band Shell. At this event, the NPT Walking Stick will be ceremonially handed off to representatives of Hamilton County who will present their events happening through their county as the trek continues to Lake Placid on this centennial celebration.

Please join Fulton County, the land of 44 Lakes for this exciting event! Check the event calendar for more updates!