A TOUR OF MOUNT
Scenic and Historic Interpretive Hike Sunday, May 20, 1 PM
(a joint program of the Brunswick Historical Society and the Rensselaer-Taconic Land Conservancy)
people wonder when and why Bald
Rafinesquehas been a popular scenic attraction since it received its name in the 1830s. The summit has been preserved and is now owned by Hudson Valley Community College.In celebration of Brunswick Hometown Heritage Days, in recognition of the 2007 Brunswick Bicentennial, join Brunswick TownHistorian, Sharon Zankel, and Warren F. Broderick of the New York State Archives, as they lead a hike through woodlands to the open summit for scenic views and a glimpse of an unusual plant found growing there by a pioneer botanist nearly 200 years ago. The hike will cover between 2 and 4 miles and will be moderately steep in places. Copies of literature on the history of Mt. Rafinesquewill be provided gratis to attendees.
Meet at Brunswick Town Hall, Town Office Road, in Center Brunswick to car pool to the hike location. Participants should dress casually for inclement weather, wear hiking shoes or hiking boots, and bring necessary beverages. For additional information contact Sharon Zankel at (518) 279-9714 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Phyllis Harrison at 279-9775, Warren Broderick at (518) 235-4041, or e-mail RTLC@RTLC.org, or phone 238-2832.