SN: 116288 - 2020

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Walk on wooded paths along a swift moving creek as it empties into historic Antietam Lake. Pass historic sites along the way.

Traveling Guided Walk

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Seven Step Dam provides a picturesque cascade of water.
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Trail along the Antietam Creek
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Reading, Pennsylvania

Antietam Lake Park

Future event (not yet open)

Starting Thu, Nov 5th for 1 day

Open from 10:00 start time. Registration begins at 9:45.

Special programs

This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.

Long description

Trail is on natural paths through wooded areas. Much of the trail parallels a very scenic and swift moving creek. There are some slight inclines and the trail may be rough in places.

Distance: 10k, Rating: 2B

Restrooms: No

Pets: Yes

Strollers: NO

Wheelchairs: NO

Comments

Antietam Lake dates to 1864 when the City of Reading purchased the Samuel Ohlinger gristmill and farm for a water supply. By 1894 the water in the lake become so polluted with farm runoff, the city purchased and demolished all the farms on the surrounding hillside. A massive reforestation began in the early 20th century. Over 200,000 seedlings were planted on the barren slopes. Today it is no longer used as water supply but as a recreation area for fishing and hiking. Some of the historic sites are the Antietam Lake Dam, the Seven Step Dam, the Stone-Walled Creek and Mother's Tree Plaza.

Awards and fees: IVV Credit Only

Driving to the start

232 Angora Rd., Reading 19606. Take US-422 W towards Reading. Turn right ont0 Shelbourne Rd. near Wendy's and Dunkin' on right. Go 2 miles and turn Left onto PA-562/St. Lawrence Ave. Go 1.3 miles and turn Right onto N. Bingaman St. which becomes Butter Lane. Go 1.5 miles and turn Right onto Antietam Rd. Go 0.4 miles and turn Left on Angora Rd. Go 0.3 miles and turn Left into trail head parking lot.

Liberty Bell Wanderers

Event website: www.libertybellwanderers.net

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