Annual Cherry Pie Hike - February 23, 2019
Held annually in late February at Jennings Environmental Education Center, Slippery Rock, visitors can choose from several hikes and walks with circa 1753 re-enactors and State Park staff. Hikers will meet re-enactors portraying Washington and his guide Christopher Gist, as well as Native Americans the two encountered. Echoing through woods that morning will be the reenactment of the gunshot that could have ended Washington's life when he was just 21. Cherry Pie is served to honor Washington’s birthday.
A $3 donation is requested and reservations are required. To register for a hike, log on to events.dcnr.pa.gov and search “Cherry Pie.” This will get you to the events page for Jennings where you can reserve your hike.
The annual commemoration is sponsored by the Butler Chapter of the North Country Trail Association, Washington’s Trail 1753, Historic Harmony, Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau, and Jennings Environmental Education Center.