Explore the History of George Rogers Clark Park

Added by John Clairmont

Learn about the history of this land and the battle that took place here while hiking through the park.

The George Rogers Clark Park has over 6 miles of nature hiking trails as well as a fishing pond. There are large A-frames at several points in the park to set up for the afternoon and grill some hotdogs, and plenty of field space to lay out some blankets and break out the picnic basket. The biggest attraction for this park, however, is the opportunity to take in some history, both of this land and of the indigenous peoples of America. There are many different kinds of shelters that are open to the public, each with a small plaque of descriptive information. You'll also get to walk around inside a log cabin within a small fortress!

Each year on Labor Day weekend the Fair at New Boston is held here, and is essentially a mini renaissance festival. There are shows, amazing food, replica antiques, trinkets, and even more amazing food. There is also a reenactment of the battle that took place nearby, including powder guns and cannons. I highly recommend you plan to visit during the Fair as you'll not only be able to hike around the park as usual but also get to experience the culture and history of America in the late 1700s and early 1800s!

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4 months ago

Historic Park that Has it All!

I've visited this park countless times in my life! It had my favorite 5K course when I ran high school cross country and every Labor Day Weekend I attend the Fair at New Boston, which has tons of vendors and historic reenactments. There are big fields to play in, hiking trails through the woods, a big lake to boat and fish on, and a few great sledding hills in the wintertime! A park that has both beautiful spaces and historic significance.

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