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From the Recreation Commission: Two more New Lebanon walks

The Town of New Lebanon Recreation Commission has scheduled two more Community Walks. Spend time in nature traversing beautiful areas of New Lebanon, experience a part of town you might not know, walk with friends or meet new ones.

Each walk will be an hour in length, rain or shine and is suitable for most fitness levels.

Wear good walking shoes (no flip flops) and bring water.

Sunscreen, insect repellent and a hat are recommended.

So we can anticipate attendance, please RSVP (note walk 1, 2 (or both) and your name) to Abbie at:

She can also answer questions you may have about the walks.

If there is enough interest, we will continue to plan walks.

Walk one:

Corkscrew Rail Trail

Tuesday, September 27


Meet at the pavilion in Shatford Park, off Old Post Road.

Walk two:

The Ruins at Sassafras

Friday, October 14


(Directions will be given after RSVP)


The walk will be on the rail trail. The natural surface rail trail follows the route of the Rutland Railroad, which carried freight and passengers until 1952. This section of tracks was nicknamed “The Corkscrew” because of its tight turns between hills.

This walk will be led by East Chatham resident, Joanna Ezinga. A long distance adventurer, Joanna has trekked thousands of miles in the US and abroad by foot, bike and kayak.


The guided walk will take us past the Shaker Chair Factory and the foundations of various Shaker buildings. We’ll be crossing fields with gorgeous viewscapes.

Please note, this walk is over uneven ground.