Ganondagan State Historic Site The Earth Is Our Mother Trail

Victor, New York

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Visit the site of a seventeenth- century Native American village and learn how the Seneca people found many everyday uses for the plants that grow here naturally. The Earth Is Our Mother Trail is part of the self-guided Medicine Walk here at Ganondagan, and one of the most fascinating trails in the greater Rochester area. Its mile-long meander takes you down a gentle slope to Great Brook while providing an intriguing lesson in the native plants the Seneca used for food, medicine, and the creation of household goods. Plaques identify more than twenty plants and trees along the route, providing their names in English and in Seneca, with a quick overview of the uses the native peoples found for each species.While the plaques make it easy to spot these plants and trees, we do recommend that you bring a field guide with you.
Hiking through History New York

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Hiking through History New York

by Randi Minetor (Falcon Guides)

Visit the site of a seventeenth- century Native American village and learn how the Seneca people found many everyday uses for the plants that grow here naturally. The Earth Is Our Mother Trail is part of the self-guided Medicine Walk here at
Ganondagan, and one of the most fascinating trails in the greater Rochester area. Its mile-long meander takes you down a gentle slope to Great Brook while providing an intriguing lesson in the native plants the Seneca used for food, medicine, and the creation of household goods.

Plaques identify more than twenty plants and trees along
the route, providing their names in English and in Seneca, with a quick overview of the uses the native peoples found for each species.While the plaques make it easy to spot these plants and trees, we do recommend that you bring a field guide with you.

© 2016 Randi Minetor /Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Victor
Distance: 2
Elevation Gain: 177 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Ganondagan State Historic Site, 7000 CR 41 (Boughton Hill Road), Victor 14564; (585) 398-6151; ganondagan.org
Local Maps: Downloadable GPS track available at ganondagan.org/Visit/Hiking-Trails/ Self-Guided-Medicine-Walk
Driving Directions: Directions to Ganondagan State Historic Site: The Earth Is Our Mother Trail

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