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Hike through History: Jones/Charleston Farm

2020-03-28 Jones Graves Postponed
March 28, 2020

POSTPONED! DUE TO CURRENT CONCERNS OVER PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY REGARDING THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS, WE ARE POSTPONING THIS HIKE. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT THE HSRC AT [email protected]

The Historical Society of Rockland County Invites You to Join Us for a

Hike through History to the
Jones/Charleston Farm

When: NEW DATE TBA
Where: The meeting place will be provided with your confirmed reservation
Price: $25/person
(Includes guided hike and your choice of a high-quality book about Rockland County history)

Numerous small farms were once scattered throughout the Ramapo Mountains, including within what is now Harriman State Park, part of the Palisades Interstate Park system. To make way for the new park in the early part of the twentieth century, dozens of small property owners and farming families were forced to vacate their land and relocate.

This hike visits the site of one of those farms and explores the history of the hardy families who farmed the weak mountain soils in remote areas deep in the woods.

This approx. 2.5+ mile hike (round trip) is rated moderate for difficulty. All hikers must wear sturdy hiking footwear and bring water and a snack. We also suggest bringing a flashlight to observe details of a thirty-five-foot deep, two hundred-year-old structure built into an embankment on the farm site.   


Historical Society of Rockland County
20 Zukor Road
New City, NY 10956

Phone: (845) 634-9629
Fax: (845) 634-8690



Downloads
2020 Jones Farm Hike through History Registration PDF

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