Gust Backstrom Park is situated on the western edge of Morton along the Tilton River a favorite pastime for fishing. The park has a playground, covered picnic area, baseball field, campfire pits, restrooms, and an RV park with 24-hour onsite caretakers. Open year-round for fun!
Jubilee Park is host to the annual Loggers’ Jubilee a much-anticipated event that takes place the second weekend of August.
Things to See and Do
The Logger’s Jubilee History is worth mentioning in that the logging show itself grew out of a friendly competition between men who made their livelihood in the business of lumberjacking. Now, it is about reliving a part of the American heritage for future generations on how it was done in the “good old days.” Some say it was 1937 and some say 1938 was when the first Loggers’ Jubilee was held, however no permanent records of those early shows were kept. Jubilee Park was another addition brought about by the Loggers’ Jubilee. Through the efforts of the Chamber of Commerce, the park has been gradually improved and now has a Little League ball field and playground equipment. It needs to be mentioned the Loggers’ Jubilee would not have been possible without the donations from local businesses and community support including volunteers in making the Jubilee such a must- see event. Check out this YouTube Video from one of the past shows.