Q-MoB Hike: Historic Marble Rail Trail Hike

Nature Walk

DATE: Dec 09, 2023
END DATE: Dec 09, 2023

Hike/Event Location: Manchester VT

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Bennington, VT, MA United States,

READSBORO, VT United States

Meeting Time: 11:00 AM

Max # People: 20

Hike Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

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We’ll start our easy 4 mile hike at the dog park parking area and walk north, crossing several streams, to The Riley Ice Skating Rink at Hunter Park and then north to North Rd. The walk will traverse through open fields and pine forests, while following the path of a railway constructed in 1903 to transport marble from VT quarries to Manchester Depot. VT marble was used to construct The NY Public Library, Arlington National Cemetery as well as many other notable and historic buildings throughout the US.

WEATHER & WHAT TO BRING: Bring rain gear & dress warmly (with layers) and bring gloves to keep your hands warm, & comfortable hiking shoes. Check the weather in Manchester the morning before the hike before you leave home & dress for the weather.

AFTER HIKE LUNCH: Q-MoB After-Hike Lunch @ 12:30pm at The Copper Grouse Restaurant within The Kimpton Taconic Hotel on the south end of Main Street, in Manchester, VT. The menu features contemporary fare and a fabulous brunch. On site parking is available and we will meet on the front porch prior to this event.

If you're running late or can't find us, please call or text John R. at 610-733-4157 or Mitch at 413-717-7816

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342 Rec Park Rd. 

Manchester Center, VT 05255

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Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate

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