Then & Now: Fall Hiking Spree

Bert Szabo (left) hands out hiking spree rewards at Goodyear Heights | 1967

The first Fall Hiking Spree lasted just two months, from October 1 to November 30, 1964. That inaugural year, 1,530 area residents each completed seven hikes in six parks for a total of 9.8 miles to earn the inaugural hiking staff.

The park district handed out Fall Hiking Spree certificates | 1965

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Summit Metro Parks

Summit Metro Parks

Summit Metro Parks manages 15,000 acres, 16 parks, three nature centers and more than 150 miles of trails. Find more at www.summitmetroparks.org.