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Hiking Thru History

Start Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018 12:15 pm

Come learn about the local history and the changing landscape of south Troy shaped by the Wynants Kill from Colonial time mills to the Industrial Era Burden Iron Works. Start at the former Burden Iron Works offices to hear from local historians and examine pictures and maps of the changing landscape. Reconvene a short drive upstream at the parking area of the Burden Pond Environmental Park. Then hike through an urban nature preserve with a deep gorge, a water fall and remnants of dams and infrastructure that supplied water power. We will stand in an area that had once been a mill pond. We will finish at a historic church and vantage point to see where the Burden Iron Works once stood and imagine what it all looked like.

Contact Joe Durkin: (518) 279-9870.
Hike distance and time; 2.5 miles out and back, 2 hours Difficulty:  Moderate, some short hill climbs, dirt paths.
Meeting Place for Part I at 12:15 p.m.: Burden Iron Works Museum, 1 E Industrial Pkwy, Troy NY 12180

Meeting Place for part II: Burden Pond Environmental Park, Corner Route 4/Mill St and Campbell Ave, Troy NY 12180

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