Jane’s Walk Comes to Downtown Ellsworth on May 6

GrowSmart Maine in partnership with Heart of Ellsworth will host the 3pm leg of the second annual Jane’s Walk in downtown Ellsworth on May 6.

Community activist Jane Jacobs inspired this global festival of free, volunteer-led walking conversations. Jane’s Walks combine the simple act of exploring a place with personal observations, local history, and civic engagement. The annual Jane’s Walk festival takes place the first weekend in May in more than 200 cities and towns around the globe. This year, Ellsworth will participate in conjunction with 20 other towns around the state. Two walks will be offered on May 6 in downtown Ellsworth; one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

The walk, “The People of Ellsworth’s Past, Present, and Future,” will be led by GrowSmart Maine Director Nancy Smith and Heart of Ellsworth Director Cara Romano with special
community guests. Using the Water Street Mural as a starting point and discussion tool participants will walk the downtown district while learning about the people who shaped
Ellsworth’s past and how they have influenced our collective identity as Ellsworthanians. The walk will take off at 3:00 pm and proceed to important historical landmarks in the downtown
district, ending at Fogtown Brewing Company. If participating in either walk, wear comfortable shoes and bring your curiosity about Ellsworth’s history and interest in the downtown district.

For more information visit the facebook event: https://fb.me/e/F7C3WMV5

Photo Caption: 2022 Janes Walk event on Main Street in downtown Ellsworth, Maine