Historic Hike at Neversink Gorge

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The Trail Conference is excited to offer our first in a series of historic tours through the Neversink Gorge Unique Area. Trail users have long been curious about the stone ruins of a dam and lumber mill where Wolf Brook empties into the Neversink. Join Trail Conference volunteer Nancy Bachana to hear the story behind them!

In the 1800s the Katrina Falls section of the Neversink gorge was home to a logging community of about thirty families. Notorious as a wild place of mystery and bear hunters, it also housed small farms, a vineyard, and the 'very fine home' of the local lumber baron. After the gorge was stripped of its white pine for lumber and hemlock trees for tanneries, most families moved away, and the land came under the protection of wealthy conservationists. The remaining structures were leveled, and the district of Hackledam, besides a failed plan in the 1920s to create a hydroelectric dam on the river, was forgotten.

Please register for the hike. Space is limited. It is recommended that you carpool if possible as parking can be scarce on weekends. 

Please read our COVID-19 Protocols and be prepared to practice them during the hike. Please be aware that there is no cell service, bathrooms, or garbage cans at the trailhead.

June 26th, 2021 from  9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Neversink River Unique Area - Katrina Falls Road
754 Katrina Falls Rd
Rock Hill, NY
United States
Additional workshop information
Level Beginner
Coordinator Nancy Bachana
Instructor Nancy Bachana
For more information, contact... [email protected]