On January 1, 2019, the City of Salem, Essex National Heritage Commission, Eastern National, Mass in Motion, and the Salem Historical Society invite locals and community members to participate in First Day Hike, a national initiative established by America’s State Parks to get people outdoors and connecting with places in their own backyards. This is the fourth year that Salem community members have participated in First Day Hike.
This year’s hike will begin at 12:00pm at the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway Kiosk in front of 2 New Liberty Street. David Moffat from the Salem Historical Society will lead the hike from the Visitor Center to Derby Wharf while providing a maritime-themed narrated history at points of interest along the way. PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, THE RECEPTION FOLLOWING THE HIKE AT 160 DERBY STREET HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
Below is a map of this year’s route created by Mass in Motion: