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Historical Walking Tour – Round 2

Last weekend’s walking tour of Rock Point Park was a lot of fun! But unfortunately, a number of people who wanted to come along couldn’t make it due to prior commitments. So, let’s do it again!

On Saturday, April 26, we will meet in front of the Ellwood City Historical Society building at 11:30 AM to carpool over to the park. We should be able to return to the meeting point by 3pm.

Springtime is the best time to tour the park property because the foliage will be minimal, allowing for better viewing of the terrain and features. Plan on spending about 3 hours for the tour. We will be covering about 2 miles, so wear comfortable shoes with good gripping soles – a hiking shoe, or sturdy athletic shoe will do. Wear heavy trousers because the "jagger" bushes sometimes reach out for you, and wear layers of upper clothing, so you can shed a layer if it gets too warm.

The tour will mostly follow gravel roads and earthen pathways, but will occasionally head off-trail through the woods. The off-trail portions are fairly limited, and if anyone prefers to stay on the roads/pathways, they can remain there, and the tour will return to that point to rejoin them. The pace will be as slow as needed to accommodate everyone. On a 1 to 10 "difficulty scale", I would rate this one at a "4".

We will provide bottles of water, but you might want to bring some extra water, just in case. Don’t forget, there are no toilet facilities available, so please plan to arrive as "refreshed" as possible. Feel free to bring a snack, if you like.

Please let me know if you can make it by adding a comment on this article. And feel free to email me with any questions.

Hope to see you there!

One Response to “Historical Walking Tour – Round 2”

  1. Update — it looks like weather might be an issue tomorrow. I’ll be heading up rain or shine, and we’ll see who else is willing to brave the elements. Bring raingear!

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