SN: 116288 - 2020
Future event (open Thu, Nov 5th)
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
The address/location for the physical start box (PSB) is as follows:
Antietam Lake Park
WARNING: The map pin is for reference only and may not accurately indicate the start box location or the event start.
Future event (not yet open)
Starting Thu, Nov 5th, 2020 for 1 day
Start times: 10:00 start time. Registration begins at 9:45.
This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
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
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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