Thursday, August 24, 2017

Readfield History Walk # 43 ~ Fri. September 29, 2017

Rosmarin and Saunders Family Forest
Sept. 29th 10am-2pm: Walkers meet at the Saunders Manufacturing parking area on Nickerson Hill Road where walkers will learn about the history of the Saunders family and the plant. From there we will proceed to the “Rosmarin and Saunders Family Forest” on Nickerson Hill Road. The 342 acre property, which was once part of Saunders Manufacturing land holdings, was donated by the Rosmarin family to the Kennebec Land Trust (KLT) in 2016. Walkers will enjoy exploring some of the trail together.  The ground is somewhat uneven so wear sturdy shoes and a walking stick is recommended.

For those who are unable to participate in this History Walk there is another opportunity when the KLT dedicates the Rosmarin and Saunders Family Forest on Sunday, September 17, 2017 1:30pm 2:30pm. At that time KLT directors and staff will lead hikes on the new trail after a short dedication ceremony.

Both of the above mentioned events are open to the public, no registration required. Directions: From Main Street (route 17) turn onto Nickerson Hill Rd. Travel for about 0.6 mile then turn left into a small parking area.

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