Lee: Hike to explore October Mountain State Forest

Thursday October 11, 2012

Alec Gillman, park interpreter, will lead an exploration of the scenic, wooded Gorge Trail created by the Civilian Conservation Corps in October Mountain State Forest at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13.

The CCC, a New Deal program during the Great Depression, gave unemployed men a job and improved nation’s parks and forests.

Hikers will look for forgotten rustic recreation features built almost 80 years ago and uncover other stories of life and industry along Schermerhorn Brook.

The moderate 1.5 mile hike with 600 foot elevation gain is about 2.5 hours in duration. The event will be held rain or shine.

Meet at the intersection of Woodland Road and Valley Street in Lee, a dirt pull-over area. A shuttle van will be available for transport to the trail head. Appropriate clothing and rugged footwear are recommended; bring water, snack and lunch.

Pre-registration is requested by calling (413) 499-4262.

The hike is offered as part of the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area Heritage Walk series. Visit http://www.heritage-hikes.org/walks.html.


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