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Family Earth Day Hike FREE EVENT 4/22

Join this Tree-Hugging walk & help make a Guinness World Record!

  • Started Apr 22
  • Joyce's Trail

Program Description

Join local families for an afternoon nature walk to celebrate Earth Day! WHEN Friday, April 22 1:00 - 2:30pm WHAT Families of all ages are welcome to participate. The trail is best suited for ages 5+ who can walk steadily on their own for 1 mile. The trail is a one mile loop through the woods and along Lake Cochichewick that is spotted with boardwalk bridges, roots and a small hill at the end. This is not a stroller friendly trail. NATURE ACTIVITY During our walk we will stop about 3/4 of the way through for a nature craft, allowing kids (and parents!) to choose a tree they are drawn to and give it a face made with clay (I'll supply) and nature items (you'll gather from forest floor). TREE HUGGING CHALLENGE If you'd like to participate in setting an official Guiness World Record of the Most Photos of People Hugging Trees Uploaded to Instagram in One Hour, you may hug a tree along the way, snap a photo and upload it specifically between the hours of 3-4pm EST with the #hugatreechallenge. The environmental conservation organization, Sempervirens Fund, which protects Redwood Forests in CA, is leading the challenge. Visit for more info and how to obtain your offical certificate for being a part of the world record! WHERE We will meet in the parking lot of the Edgewood Retirement Community, North Andover. This parking lot is at the base of Half Mile Hill. Once your familiy registers, you receive the exact address and driving directions to our meeting spot. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -Please no dogs -Parents are in charge of their children duirng this social family outing -There are no bathrooms at this location -This event will be cancelled if there is heavy rain (but you can still do the tree hugging world record on your own!)

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