Guided Walk from Catamount Lodge to Carry Falls Reservoir
Join us for a guided woods walk from Catamount Lodge to the Carry Falls Reservoir with Ruth McWilliams of Catamount Lodge and Mary Jane Watson of South Colton. Along the way, visitors will learn about the natural life of the area as well as the hydroelectric power project that transformed the Raquette River in the 1950s and beyond, creating Carry Falls Reservoir and other now familiar lakes around Colton.
The walk is moderately challenging with some uphill terrain, but no bushwhacking is needed. It will take about 45 minutes to get to the reservoir, including stops for observation and discussion. We will then spend approximately an hour at the reservoir to share stories about the river, its changes over time, the hydro project, and the lost community of Hollywood. We expect to be back to the Lodge around 12:30pm.
Please wear comfortable, sturdy clothing and shoes, and bring any snacks you’ll want. Additionally, the program will run rain or shine, so be sure to check the weather and bring a raincoat if needed. All ages welcome, though the trail is not wheelchair accessible and has some challenges for strollers.
This program is part of the “‘Look Down, You’ll See Our Tracks’: Raquette River Dam Stories” Program Series.