Boots, Bells & Beer!
Distance: 4 miles - Moderate.
Enjoy a hike, the Carillon Bells and a beer!
Put on your hiking boots and let's take a night hike in Calvary Cemetery and Carillon Park. We'll listen to the Carillon bells and marvel at the Carillon Tower Tree of Light. The Tree of Light is a Dayton favorite at Christmas time. After the hike, sights and sounds we will walk over to the Carillon Brewing Company for a beer or two. The hike will be on paved surfaces and on paths in the woods. Expect the path in the woods to be uneven and a bit overgrown at times and covered in leaves making hiking slightly difficult at times.
Bring: Bring a headlamp or flashlight. This is a night hike. Dress for the weather.
Hike Limit: This hike has a limit on the number of participants. Please respect the limit. It is not ok to show up if you have not secured a "yes" RSVP.
• Meet at the bell next to the Carillon bell tower.
• Boots start moving when the 6:00 pm bells stop chiming.
• Park in the parking lot in Carillon Park or on Carillon Road along the river.
• The hike will end at the brewery at Carillon Park.
• Bring a headlamp or flashlight.
Where To Meet: Meet at this bell which is next to the Carillon bell tower.
Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/tks2DotCsZ62
Angel Night: December 1 is Angel Night at Calvary Cemetery. On our hike we will enjoy the lighted statues of angels in the cemetery. Angel Night is an evening of song and celebration. Music in the St. Henry chapel featuring musicians from St. Anthony, Holy Angels, Kettering Children's Choir, and more. Walking and riding tours of illuminated Victorian angel statues.
About Carillon Park: Carillon Historical Park owes its existence to the generosity of Colonel Edward Andrew Deeds (1874–1960) and Edith Walton Deeds (1869–1947). In the 1930s, while traveling in Bruges, Belgium, Edith, an accomplished musician, found inspiration in magnificent carillon music, and she dreamed of sharing this music with the people of Dayton. Edith’s dream became reality through the construction of Deeds Carillon—her most visible legacy to the community she loved.
More info: https://www.daytonhistory.org/visit/dayton-history-sites/carillon-historical-park/
About Carillon Brewing Company: Carillon Brewing Co. offers visitors a glimpse into 1850s-era Dayton through the authentically prepared food and drink of the times. It is the nation’s only production brewery in a museum, and the only U.S. brewery replicating the historic brewing process.
More info: https://www.daytonhistory.org/visit/shop-dine/carillon-brewing-company/
About Calvary Cemetery: Overlooking the Miami River, Carillon Park and the beautiful skyline of Dayton Ohio, Calvary Cemetery is noted as being one of the most beautiful and peaceful sites in Ohio’s Miami Valley.
More info: http://www.calvarycemeterydayton.org/about-us/calvary-history/