Our planned hike will be a moderate one along the many well groomed horse trails (promise-no horse poop and trails are not muddy) by special permission at the beautiful Shady Brook Farm Horse Ranch. Perfect for a Spring day, hopefully with a showing of wildflowers. Over 400 acres of woodlands crisscrossed with over 11 miles of rolling trails await our enjoyment. Hike distance and difficulty will be adjusted to meet the wishes of the hikers. The very interesting history of this area will be discussed as we hike.
The weather is variable; we recommend hiking poles, shoes to wear to and from the hike plus sturdy hiking shoes, other weather appropriate clothing, a snack, a drink and a camera.
After the hike plan on stopping on the way back for a meal and refreshments.
Meet at the Trailhead at 9:00. Trailhead is at 148 Shady Brook Lane, Kingston. Exit I-40 at Kingston, drive south on Hwy 58 through Kingston and over the lake. At top of hill, turn right into Hwy 304 (River Road) and drive 4 miles. Turn left onto Shady Brook Lane, follow gravel then asphalt drive, park near silos. For additional information about the hike please contact Lloyd Chapman before April 8th.
For those who want to carpool we will meet at Denny’s Restaurant, Watt Road Exit off I-75 South and leave there at 8:20 am. The round-trip distance is about 50 miles, .10 x 50 = $5.00.