To Bolton Landing and Beyond…

Here in town on Memorial Day, after the parade and picnic in Veteran’s Park, there was lots of activity along Main Street. Shoppers, diners, picnickers and bathers were making their way to enjoy the Bolton beachremainder of the day.

One small group was very familiar to me. Mrs. Trowbridge, a teacher at Bolton Central School, was out on her annual trek with her elementary students to “where the sidewalk ends”.

Each Memorial Day since her own children were small, Mrs. T. has walked with her group from where our sidewalks start, at the Bolton Firehouse, to where they end, at the Bolton Garden Center, and back again.

These children are introduced to the businesses, the Veteran’s Memorial and Town Hall, the Bolton Free Library and the Bolton Historical Museum. A quick stop at the Chamber for a lollipop provides the steam to browse Black Bass Antiques and shop at Happy Jack Kids and the Indian Tepee, winding down with a quick slice of pizza.

It’s such a fun tradition for the kids, inadvertently learning about and developing pride in their hometown!passport full cropped

This year Bolton Chamber is introducing its own version of “where the sidewalk ends”!

You are invited to pick up your “Passport to Bolton Landing and Beyond” at the Bolton Chamber/Visitor’s Center or at participating businesses. During your stay, make it a point to visit as many of the twenty two sites as you can and have your Passport stamped. A minimum of ten stamps allows you one entry into the random drawing, eighteen stamps will give you five entries and if you fill the entire Passport—TEN entries. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded.

What are the prizes you ask?
What’s the deadline to enter?
How old must I be to join the fun?
Come to Bolton, grab a Passport and the answers to your questions, and start your journey.