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Columbian Rail Trail

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 09

Leaders will meet the group at Price Chopper in Richfield Springs on the 23rd at 9:30 a.m. We will condense the group as much as possible there and proceed to start the hike at the old Creamery in the Town of Columbia. The hike will be four miles beautiful easy walking. Any not wanting to walk that far can turn back at any time. There are a couple bridges to cross over streams on old railroad ties. They are safe but require attention to foot placement. Ticks may be present so dress accordingly. Hiking sticks if you prefer. The owner of the property, Ben Gottfried, will be present to give some historical background of the former Lackawanna Railroad which was constructed in 1868 providing passenger and freight service to Utica until about 1988.
Plan to bring lunch for the post stop at the Peters’ home for dessert and drinks. Irv and Monica Peters, (315) 858-0261.