A Hike through Meekertown

8/31/2013 - 10:00 am

Meet at the Museum

A Hike through Meekertown. Led by Richard Byrne. Meet at the Museum at 10:00 A.M. with appropriate footwear and your lunch.Join Richard Byrne on a hike through Great Mountain Forest to the remains of Meekertown, an early settlement in Norfolk. Named after Phineas and Joseph Meeker, Meekertown was described in 1820 as “a hamlet of heathens, living in intellectual, moral, and spiritual darkness.” Explore remnant cellar holes, Town House Rock, and the nearly hidden Meekertown cemetery. Although the charcoal burners are long gone, the charcoal pits have left their mark. This is a five-mile round trip hike which gains 500 feet in elevation as you trek the old Meekertown Road. Wear proper footwear and clothing appropriate for following deer paths through the woods to reach the cemetery. Don’t forget to bring a water bottle and your lunch. We will meet at the Museum at 10:00 A.M. and carpool to Meekertown. A $10.00 donation for non-members is requested for this hike.