December 13 2003

Press Release: National Trails Day to Be Celebrated Locally with a Clean Up

Wayne County Historical Society will celebrate National Trail Day on Saturday, June 7th, 9 AM to 4 PM, rain or shine, with another “clean up” of the grounds of their Delaware & Hudson Canal Lock 31 house and surrounding 16 acres. This historic site runs parallel to Rt. 6 and is approximately one mile west of Hawley, PA. In addition to its intrinsic historic value, this parcel will provide the public with a non-motorized one-mile trail on the former towpath. Volunteers are needed to pick up garbage, brush and small trees; cut grass; remove the front porch off the lock house, and more.

Although volunteers are welcome to come and go during the day, it is preferred that they arrive to check in and hear a short briefing at 00 AM. The Settlers Inn will provide lunch and a guided tour of the house’s interior will be given at 3 PM. Donated time will be used to match future grants, which will pay for the restoration of the lock house and development of the park.

Due to the limited parking space between the road and house parking will be provided in the adjacent field on the west side of the canal.

It is very important to RSVP as soon as possible by calling 253-3240 and leave your name, address, phone number, and if you are staying for lunch.