On Sun. June 23rd from 10 am – 1 pm, join Overlook Mountain Center DEC guides Dave Holden and Glenn Kreisberg for a hike exploring the stone constructions found in upper Lewis Hollow, some recently identified as “Manitou Hassunnash” (spirit stones), by Doug Harris, of the Narragansett Tribal Historic Preservation Office (THPO). Some of these constructions may date back hundreds or thousands of years and OMC, along with others, will endeavor to conduct non-invasive research into dating the structures, which include small and large, purposefully built stone piles, stone walls, apparent effigies of serpents or snakes and more. Who built them, why and when?The hike departs Bradley Meadow bank parking lot, on Rt. 212 lot in Woodstock, at 10 am. Dress for the forecast and a summer hike in the woods. Bring lunch or a snack and water. Consider bug spray and sunscreen as called for by conditions. Where sturdy hiking shoes or boots. Call 845 417 8384 or visit https://overlookmountain.org/outdoor-education/6-23-lewis-hollow-spring-hike/ for more info.
BONUS EVENT! Join OMC at the Comeau property on that Sun. evening, June 23rd, before sunset (8pm), to view the solstice sun set over the Catskills, as it ends it’s yearly journey to the north. We’ll meet at 8 in the field in front of the soccer field. Bring potluck summer snacks and refreshments to share if you wish. No need to confirm, just show up and watch the sun descend and disappear (weather permitting).