The Wapello County Trails Council is set to host their 17th annual Holiday Lighted Hike on Friday, November 19 from 5:30-8 p.m. in Greater Ottumwa Park. Patrons can use either the trailhead located behind Quincy Place Mall or in Central Addition Park and take the underpass to the hike route. The hike will proceed through the Holiday Nights ‘n Lights display. Cost is $5 per person.
The one-mile hike gives participants an opportunity to get a sneak preview of the upcoming seasonal light display sponsored by the Greater Ottumwa Partners In Progress (GOPIP) from a unique perspective—outside a car. This is the only opportunity to see the lights this way. Hikers must start the hike by 7:30 p.m.
Hikers should dress for the weather, bring a flashlight, and are reminded to walk along the walk path only. Luminaries will line the trail. Refreshments, including soup, hot chocolate, and cookies, will be available. All proceeds support trail development in Ottumwa.