Butler activity to follow Washington’s footsteps

December 3, 2018 by  

The Cherry Pie Hike has become a tradition held along Washington’s Trail, celebrates the birthday of its namesake complete with slices of pie, and this is just part of the fun to be offered during an upcoming Butler event.

This year, the hike will cover several route options, and guests can choose the one that best suits their interests and ability. Along the way, they will meet and interact with costumed reenactors and other park staff who will be portraying George Washington, as well as his guide and several First Nations people.

While they enjoy spending time out in the winter woods, the hikers may hear the sound of a musket shot. This is being included in memory of an attempt made to take the former president’s life when he was just 21 years old.

To help make sure that the event goes according to plan, the organizers have asked that anyone who would like to be a part of the activity registers ahead of time, and a $2 donation is requested to help meet the expenses of offering this celebration. A banner can be hung to further add to the festive air of the occasion, and these can be sourced from a banner printing company.

This year, the Cherry Pie Hike will be held on February 23. It is made possible through the support from several local agencies and businesses, and will be offered at the Jennings Environmental Center.