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Dates: 4/1/2018 - 12/31/2018
City / State: Zelienople/Harmony, PA
Event Name: Earn Your "Z"
Event Type: Seasonal Walk
Event ID: 110690 2018/Y2309
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5, 6, 10, & 11K - 1A
Description: The route consists of two 5K trails. Either one may be done for 5K credit; both must be done for 10K credit. There is an optional 1K walk to the Harmonist Cemetery in Harmony that may be done in conjunction with either 5K walk to make it 6K or 11K. *****Both 5K trails start from the Municipal Parking Lot behind the Information Log House on Main St. ***** One 5K trail is in the Historic Harmony Village; the other 5K trail is in Zelienople.
Amenities: Strollers: medium | Wheelchairs: medium | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Amphitheatres, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Ice Cream Parlors, Take a Walk In a City Park, Treasure Hunt - A way to walk our precious trails, Underground Railroad, United States Post Offices, Walk the USA - Street by Street, Walking the USA A - Z
Start Times: Dawn to Dusk
Location: Lagerhaus Bakery, 534 Main Street, Harmony, PA 16037
Start Point / Driving Directions: 534 Main Street****From the North, Take I-79S to Exit 87 turn onto PA 68W to Harmony****From the West, Take US 22E to I-79N, Exit 87 onto PA 68W.****From the East, Take PA Turnpike I-76 (toll road) to PA 68W, take Exit 87 from I-79N.****From the South, Take I-79N to PA 68W, take Exit 87 from I-79N.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: Butler County ***** Started in 1804, Harmony was the first home of the Harmony Society, a small group of German Pietists organized as a communitarian theocracy under the spiritual control of George Rapp. It was one of the most successful of America's many utopian communities. **** In 1802, Frederick William Dettmar Basse, widower and former Prussian Ambassador to Napoleons court in France, came to the United States. Leaving his four children in Frankfort, Germany, he hoped to rebuild his fortune. Basse bought 10,000 acres of Depreciation Lands for 25 cents an acre. He built a wooden castle, Bassenheim, laid out the streets of his town and named it Zelienople after his oldest daughter, Fredericka Wilhelmina (nicknamed Zelie).
Host Club: Mon Valley Trailblazers
Contact: Lori Lamberski (724) 858-5964
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