Lowell National Historical Park

Celebrate National Trails Day in Lowell on June 5, 2010.

Lowell, MA — On Saturday June 5, 2010, Lowell National Historical Park is partnering with The Friends of Rogers Fort Hill Park to host a park cleanup and trail maintenance event in celebration of the American Hiking Society’s 18th annual National Trails Day®.  The Friends were recently recognized with the “Excellence in Cultural Heritage Award” by the Lowell Heritage Partnership and the Park for their community efforts.

The event will run from 9am to 1pm at Rogers Fort Hill Park in Lowell.  Meet at the large outdoor fountain on the corner of Rogers Ave. and Park Ave East. There is free street parking available. Participants are invited to explore Rogers Fort Hill Park while clearing trails, picking up litter, raking trails, gardening, trimming small trees and brush, removing invasive plants and more. Participants can select the cleanup activities that most appeal to them and may work for as long (or short) as they wish.  Please dress appropriately for this outdoor activity and bring proper footwear, sunscreen, and a bag lunch.  Coffee, donuts, water, tools, and gloves will be provided.

Please confirm your attendance by calling Park Ranger Jonathan Parker at (978) 970-5048 or via email at Jonathan_Parker@nps.gov.

Since 1993, National Trails Day has inspired thousands of people to enjoy trails on the same day nationwide, taking part in hikes, bike and horse rides, trail maintenance, paddle trips and other activities. For more information about National Trails Day®, visit www.AmericanHiking.org.