Hike the Canal Path

Posted Sept. 21, 2012, at 11:06 a.m.
Fall hike on the Canal Path
Fall hike on the Canal Path

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

Location: Canal Path, Ghent Road, Searsmont, Maine

For more information: Georges River Land Trust; 207-594-5166; grlt.org

Want to learn more about the history of the canals along the St. George River in Searsmont? Join Georges River Land Trust (GRLT) on Saturday, October 6, 9:30 – 11 am for a guided walk on the Canal path. David Getchell Sr., a volunteer with GRLT, will lead the walk and will share the newest discoveries of this section of canal, uncovering another piece of the mystery. Suitable for children and families. Bring snack and water and meet at the Canal Path in Searsmont. From Fraternity Village Store in Searsmont, head south on Route 131 for 1.7 miles to Ghent Road on the left. Travel 0.25 miles on Ghent Road to the parking lot on the right just after crossing the bridge.

The 1½-mile Canal Path in Searsmont is GRLT’s first interpretive trail section of the Georges Highland Path. The walk follows along the St. George River south from Ghent Road and features informative displays about the historic Georges River Canal, parts of which are still in evidence. The trail also offers a self-guided tour that details the sustainable forestry management practices of Robbins Lumber, the landowners who host the trail.

This event is part of the Land Trust’s Walks & Talks series, events designed to introduce the community to the resources available to them in the St. George River watershed. Upcoming highlights include a talk about the resurgence of the wild turkey in Maine on November 8th at the Rockland Public Library. For more information visit www.grlt.org, call 594-5166, or email info@grlt.org.