october, 2022

02oct1:00 pmHistorical Society of the Town of Middletown - Walk the historic Double Horseshoe Curve1:00 pm

Event Details

The Historical Society of the Town of Middletown will offer a hike with historians John Duda and Diane Galusha on the former Ulster & Delaware (U&D) Railroad tracks from Highmount to Pine Hill on Sunday October 2 at 1 PM.

The 3.3 mile round trip walk begins in the parking lot opposite the Highmount Post Office just off Route 28. It will traverse the famous Double Horseshow Curve and will visit the ruins of the Crystal Spring Water Company’s massive rail-side loading dock.

Participants will hear about Highmount’s heyday in the era of the elegant Grand Hotel and the estates of wealthy notables. They’ll learn how pure spring water was bottled and shipped to New York City long before the city built its own reservoirs to supply the masses. And they’ll see first-hand how surveyors, engineers and laborers designed and built the U&D up and over Pine Hill, elevation 2,000 feet.

Registration is required.  For more information – mtownhistory.org

 

Time

(Sunday) 1:00 pm

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