Saturday & Sunday, June 3-4—PLYMOUTH NOTCH—The President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site celebrates National Trails Day on Saturday, June 3. Organized by the American Hiking Society, National Trails Day invites outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities to find their own adventure at thousands of events throughout the country. The Coolidge Site joins this national program with its own Take a Hike at The Notch!
Following a brief orientation at the Coolidge Museum & Education Center at 10 a.m., visitors can explore the two interpretative trails. The Old Cellar Hole Walking Trail and East Meadow Nature Trail, approximately one-mile and one-and-a-half-mile long respectively, beckon beginning and intermediate hikers. Wear appropriate footware.
While at the site, families can also investigate Valley Quest’s Coolidge Quest: A Treasure Hunt at the Boyhood Home of the 30th U.S. president.
On Sunday, June 4, the Coolidge Site welcomes two exceptional regional musicians for a Grace Coolidge Musicale. Pianist Abigail Charbeneau and harpist Kathleen Lyon-Pingree will perform in the Coolidge Museum & Education Center at 4 p.m. The 45-minute concert is free and open to the public; donations are welcome.
Charbeneau and Lyon-Pingree will present a program of solos and duets featuring a range of music from secular, sacred, and Celtic traditions. It’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy the brilliant acoustics of the performance venue, overlooking the Vermont hills, while listening to the soothing sounds of the harp and piano.
The site is located at 3780 VT-100A, Plymouth. Call 802-672-3773 or visit historicsites.vermont.gov/coolidge.