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Kick Off the Holidays at Johnsonville State Historic Park

Monday, November 10, 2014 | 03:40am

Hiking for Health Festival Scheduled for Nov. 22

New Johnsonville, Tenn. – The holiday season is quickly approaching. Get in the spirit by joining Johnsonville State Historic Park for the Hiking for Health Festival on Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Registered hikers can participate in guided hikes on three different trails with varying levels of complexity, ranging from easy to strenuous. Hikes begin at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. and range from one to six miles. Hike with your friends, family or coworkers at this team event. Teams should register in advance. Individual entries are also welcome.

Activities that are free and open to the public will include active games for kids, 19th century children’s toys and games, a Civil War camp and a scavenger hunt. The park’s welcome center will host a Civil War Reproduction Quilt Show, African-American History Traveling Exhibit, Christmas tree displays, Santa, refreshments and an opportunity to connect with community health resource agencies.

The Hiking for Health festival will be hosted by Johnsonville State Historic Park in cooperation with the Humphreys County Health Council, We Care We Help, Humphreys County Drug Alliance, Three Rivers Hospital, Tennessee Trails Association, NFL Play 60 and the Friends of Johnsonville State Historic Park to promote physical fitness and healthy lifestyles.

For more information about the festival or to register for the hike, visit www.threerivershospital.com. Additional information can be found at www.facebook.com/HumpCHC.

Located off U.S. Highway 70, Johnsonville State Historic Park is named for Military Governor Andrew Johnson. This 600-acre park, on the eastern side of Kentucky Lake, encompasses and overlooks the site of the Battle of Johnsonville. Two large artillery redoubts and other surviving fortifications can be visited at the park.  For more information, visit http://tnstateparks.com/parks/about/johnsonville.

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