Hike and Cookout at Spoonwood Pond Dam

by on February 9, 2018 in Hikes and Nature, Home Page
These Pictures are from 2018 hike.
Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 10:30 am
Join the Nelson Trail Committee for a leisurely walk across the ice of Nubanusit Lake, through the isthmus of Louis Cabot Preserve, across pristine Spoonwood Pond to the 1859 vintage 12’ high and 280’ long dam & spillway. For 111 years, that water impoundment, in addition to the Nubanusit Lake impoundment beginning in 1861, provided most of the energy to power Harrisville’s woolen mills until 1970.
At the dam, the Trail Committee will host a free cookout and provide hot dogs, chips and hot chocolate. Depending on conditions, bring ice walkers (such as STABILicers or Yaktrax), boots, snowshoes or cross country skis  – your choice. As of January 27, only ice walkers are appropriate. There is no snow on the lakes.
Round trip: 4 miles. Total elevation gain: 0 feet. Meet at Dave Birchenough’s (827-3552) at 162 Nubanusit Road, Nelson  on February 3 at 10:30 AM. We should be back by 2:30 PM. Families and pets are welcome.
If you plan to participate, and have not previously signed up, please click this link to sign up. That will help us plan for the cookout. If weather causes a cancellation or postponement, we will notify you by email – if you’ve signed up.
Looking northeast at Nubanusit Lake from the Spoonwood Pond Dam

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