Weir Farm National Historic Site

Georgetown, Connecticut 06829

Weir Farm National Historic Site

Weir Farm National Historic Site Professional Guide

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"This fun hike explores a mine and ore-processing site listed on the National Register of Historic Places. View a smelting complex where ore was turned into iron. Explore the well-preserved remains, including an intact blast furnace, roasting ovens, and more.

From here take the Donkey Trail past mine entrances and air shafts where iron ore was dug, as well as granite quarries. Leave the rocky hillside to join the old Hodge Road. Walk the Shepaug River valley, returning to the furnace site. Explore more of the complex before the short finale back to the trailhead."

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City (Menasha Ridge Press)
Christopher & Catherine Brooks
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"While not on the level of Walden, the beechand- laurel-rimmed Weir Pond is historic in its own right, with a small trickle of a cascade, a rocky bog, and a colorful boulder-filled forest all part of the compact package. Feel free to bring your easel or sketchpad to this former haunt of American Impressionists, and to learn about them at the National Historic Site that is part of this parcel." Read more

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Trail Information

Georgetown
Nearby City
2.3
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1.5–2.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Weir Farm National Historic Site & Nod
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Dec 2018