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Knox Trail Hike

April 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Knox Trail Hike with Tom Ragusa, April 17

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> Join Otis historian ThomasRagusa on Saturday April 17 for a journey back to the 18th century,as he traces the footsteps in1764 of patriot surveyor Nathaniel Austin ofSheffield.

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> The historic Knox Trail wasoriginally an ancient Native American trading path that extended from theHudson River Valley through the Berkshires. It is best known as a military road that played a crucial role in theRevolutionary War (1775-76). Earlier this year the Trail was submitted forconsideration for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.  The rugged Sandisfield section ofapproximately 4 miles is virtually unchanged.  It was painstakingly mapped by Tom after 30years of research.

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> WHEN:  Saturday,April 17, 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Rain or shine

> WHERE: Meet at the bridge dam at Upper Spectacle Pond.  Access via old

> road off of Cold Spring Roadnear Rte. 23 in West Otis WHAT TO BRING: Prepare for a rigorous hike through heavy forest.  Wet conditions possible.  Appropriate wear, hiking stick, fluids, snacks,etc.  The hike will finish where thetrail emerges in Otis near Route 8.

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> This may be the only hike in 2021.  State Covid guidelines may limitparticipation so first come-first served.

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> RESERVATIONS and INFORMATION: Call Tom at 413 269-7209or email to

> tommgrapes23@aol.com

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Details

Date:
April 17
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Event Category:

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1 North Main Road
Otis, 01253 United States
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