Notre Dame Trail to culminate in Mass and picnic on free final day of pilgrimage

Author: Notre Dame News

Notre Dame Trail

On Aug. 26 (Saturday), the University of Notre Dame will celebrate the completion of the Notre Dame Trail, which will commemorate Notre Dame’s 175th anniversary.

The events on Aug. 26 will be free of charge for all who register. Activities will include walking the final three miles of the Notre Dame Trail, participation in the 175th Anniversary Mass and a celebratory picnic with entertainment on South Quad.

All are welcome to participate in these free activities, and families are welcome. Note that registration is required at

“In addition to being a physical trek, the Notre Dame Trail will be a journey of the soul. We want to ensure that nothing precludes participation in this special event celebrating the University’s 175th anniversary,” said Lou Nanni, vice president for university relations.

The Notre Dame Trail is a 300-mile journey following a path similar to the one Notre Dame founder Rev. Edward F. Sorin, C.S.C., and the Holy Cross Brothers traversed from Vincennes, Indiana, to South Bend in November 1842.

In addition to the free final day, five-day and three-day pilgrimages are offered.To learn more, visit

Contact: Katherine Lane, 574.631.9785,

Originally published by Notre Dame News at on March 16, 2017.