Ribbon cutting planned for museum nature trail

A ribbon cutting for the new nature trail at the Sanilac County Historic Village and Museum in Port Sanilac will be held on Sunday, Sept. 12. Courtesy photo

A ribbon cutting for the new nature trail at the Sanilac County Historic Village and Museum in Port Sanilac will be held on Sunday, Sept. 12. Courtesy photo

PORT SANILAC — The Sanilac County Historical Society will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and grand opening of their new nature trail from 1:30- 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 12.

The event will celebrate the first completed portion of the eventual one-mile walking path that will wind around the museum’s grounds at 228 S. Ridge, Port Sanilac. Completion of the nature trail portion was made possible through a grant from the Sanilac County Community Foundation and Youth Advisory Council, sales of engraved boards for the boardwalk, and the labor of volunteers over the past six months.

The trail includes a fairy garden, sun garden, tree sculpture, boardwalk, birdhouses painted by some of the county’s third graders, and plenty of birds and wildlife.

The event will include a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Croswell-Lexington Chamber of Commerce, a welcome, walks to view the trail, live musicians stationed throughout the trail, photo opportunities, a scavenger hunt, and a coloring contest for kids through fifth grade. Refreshments will follow and the Blue Water New Horizons Concert Band will play from the Carriage Barn Stage beginning at 3 p.m. Bring a lawn chair for the concert. Engraved boards for the boardwalk can also be purchased that day.

RSVP to the museum to help in their planning – 810-622-9946 or schsshirleyl@gmail.com.