Sunday, May 26, 2024

Olympic-style event celebrates 100 years of Northville-Placid Trail, May 31-June 2

Northville, NY – Fulton County Tourism, together with the Village of Northville, will kickoff a three-day, Olympic-style event celebrating 100 years of the Northville-Placid Trail beginning Friday, May 31 through Sunday, June 2. Attendees of this village-wide event can expect a variety of historic, adventuresome, educational, and informational activities such as, stocking lake trout, a kids’ fishing derby, art, museums, vendors, music, live concerts, food, crafts, bounce houses, storytelling, book signing, NPT Trail speakers, exhibits, shopping, restaurants, and fireworks on Saturday, June 1 at dusk.

At A Glance:

Opening Ceremony: Friday, May 31 at 6 p.m.

Location: Northville Waterfront Park, NPT Arch
152 S. Main Street, Northville, New York 12134

Details: The reveal of the NPT100 Centennial Medallion & NPT100 Ceremonial Walking Stick. A short presentation by State and local officials, and a special headline concert to follow in Waterfront Park.

Who Will Be There:

Matthew Simpson – Assembly District 114
Robert Smullen – Assembly District 118
Mark Walczyk – New York State Senate (Representative)
Sean Mahar- NYSDEC Interim Commissioner
Sue Eckert – Mayor, Village of Northville
James Groff – Supervisor, Town of Northampton
Julia Goren – ADK Mountain Club, Deputy Director
Dr. Sarah Chauncey – Supt. Northville Central Schools

Closing Ceremony: Sunday, June 2 at 1 p.m.

Location: Northville Waterfront Park, Band Shell
152 S. Main Street, Northville, New York 12134

Details: The official passing of the NPT 100 Walking Stick from Fulton County to Hamilton County, a short presentation by State and local officials.

Who Will Be There:

Alison Webbinaro – Governor’s Regional Representative,
North Country Region
Carli Rightmier – Governor’s Regional Representative,
Mohawk Valley Region
Representatives of Fulton County & Hamilton County

There will be a trolley running on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., bringing visitors to parking areas and other venues throughout the
village. Local merchants, clubs, and churches are all participating. *This is the start of the NPT100 centennial celebration throughout the trail and Adirondack Park. Events, activities, exhibits, guided hikes, and more are planned throughout the summer.

For more information, please visit

Photo at top: NPT100 website photo.

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