Bring drinking water and a lunch. Wear sturdy footwear, dress appropriately for the weather and be prepared for weather changes. Distances are round trip and are approximate, as are elevation gains. Hike leader has discretion to refuse anyone who is not adequately prepared. Proof of vaccination may be required. Call the hike leader for meeting place and time, and if you reserve a space and are unable to go, please let the leader know ASAP so that someone else can take your place. If you are sick or have any symptoms, please stay home and join us next time.
Beechwood History Hike, Mendon
October 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join us as we explore a bit of Rutland and Killington Section history on the grounds of “Beechwood,” also the site of Rutland Fire Clay, a once-thriving area business begun in the 1880s. We’ll start with a short, easy hike through the woods from Mendon to several of the old pits, then wind our way to the house and several outbuildings that remain. See the article on page 7 of Smoke & Blazes for an outline of the history, and two descendants of the founders may be on hand that day to fill in the details. Vaccination recommended for carpooling.
Rain Date: Sunday, October 15th