Click the photo above to see the photos from Labor Day Albion 2019 – Walk the Trail.
Labor Day Albion – Walk the Trail takes place on Labor Day, at 10 a.m. Meet in Victory Park near the River Trail sign. This walk is handicap access friendly. Dogs on leashes are also invited, but please bring a cleanup bag. There are options to park and carpool at the far end of the walk by Harris Field. Meet there at about 9:40 a.m. and carpool back to the starting point. People often share rides back to make it easier for everyone to participate.
If it’s raining bring an umbrella. We’ll walk unless there is a weather warning. We’ll have bottles of water for walkers. There will be bathrooms open at the parks along the way.
Once the walkers reach Harris Field on the corner of Gale Street and Cass Street, everyone is encouraged to head due east to the city’s beloved Holland Park, to see and hear about History Hill from the historians that created it.
Click the photo above to see videos from the Holland Park educational segment of Labor Day Albion.
Listeners heard from Albion College professor, Wes Dick about how Albion was shaped by its need for labor. Then, historian Bob Wall shared some of his research and memories about Albion’s changing educational landscape from a first-hand perspective. Wall attended West Ward School prior to its closing in the fight to end segregated schools.
Health Benefits of Walking Outdoors
Labor Day Albion – Walk the Trail is sponsored by Albion Health Care Alliance.
Labor Day Albion – Walk the Trail is easy way to start to experience the health benefits of walking along trails. It is more fun to walk with a group. For this hike, walkers can choose to park at the end and carpool back for a shorter walk. Hiking outdoors can lower stress, reduce risk of heart disease, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol, lower body fat, and improve bone density. And it is free.
See a map of the walk including points of interest along the way:
See information about History Hill at Holland Park that is an option for the walk back.
Albion now has Trail Town Status. See information about the North Country Trail that includes the Albion River Trail but extends over 2,000 miles.
See the Albion River Trail brochure (no motorized vehicles please.)