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Date:
October 14, 2017
Time:
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Address:
Delmar, NY 12054
Cost:
Free but pre-registration required

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History Hike - Normanskill Farm Park and surrounding area, Saturday, October 14

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Meet at Albany’s Normanskill Farm Park parking lot, for a walk along the yellow brick road and over the Normans Kill to the hamlet of Normansville. Look at the historic Whipple Bridge, the remains of Pappalau’s ice house and wonder about the days when visitors to Hinkel’s Hotel enjoyed a sandy beach and boat rides. The route includes unpaved trails as well as Rockefeller Road. Finish with a stop at the Education Center.

History Hikes
  • Saturdays
  • FREE!
  • Please pre-register for hikes desired. If unable to attend registered dates, kindly call the office to cancel. 439-4955 Ext. 2131
  • In case of inclement weather, check website: bethlehemhistorical.org for cancellations by 8 a.m. on the day of hike
  • Hike Guide: Susan Leath-Town Historian. For questions, email sleath@townofbethlehem.org
Co-sponsored with the Bethlehem Historical Association. Centered on local parks, History Hikes explore three of Bethlehem’s hamlets. Susan will provide a wealth of historic information as we walk about these historic areas, each with its own unique character.

South Bethlehem Park
Meet in the parking lot for an exploration of South Bethlehem, now a quiet hamlet, once a bustling community with a hotel, stores and station on the West Shore Railroad. Take in the Onesquethaw Creek, Baumes-Snyder House and the Methodist Church. The route is on sidewalks with one steep hill up from Willowbrook Avenue to Bridge Street.
#695001-E September 9 9:30-11:00am

Normanskill Farm Park
Meet at Albany’s Normanskill Farm Park parking lot, for a walk along the yellow brick road and over the Normans Kill to the hamlet of Normansville. Look at the historic Whipple Bridge, the remains of Pappalau’s ice house and wonder about the days when visitors to Hinkel’s Hotel enjoyed a sandy beach and boat rides. The route includes unpaved trails as well as Rockefeller Road. Finish with a stop at the Education Center.
#695001-G October 14 9:30-11:00am

Delmar Four Corners
Beginning at Bethlehem’s Town Hall, the walk highlights historic Adamsville and the Four Corners. Find out about the Adams Hotel, Paddock Place and the passenger station on the old D&H Railway. The route is level on the sidewalks of Delaware, Kenwood and Borthwick Avenues.
#695001-L November 4 9:30-11:00am