Walking Tour of Algonquin Park

CANCELED – September 4, 2016, 2pm.

Join members of the Historical Society and park supporters as we walk through the Algonquin Park, once an active black powder mill complex, now a 40-plus acre recreational park. The park was a gift of Frederick Delano to the City of Newburgh. When the city eliminated its parks department during budget cuts, it turned the acreage over to the county.

Follow guides on a mild hike to uncover the stories behind the historic structures and waterways. Tour will start from the parking lot off Powder Mill Road. For more information call (845) 561-2585.

Cancelation: The walking tour was canceled due to a chance of rain in the weather forecast, plus the fact that we couldn’t locate anyone who recalled volunteering the lead the tour.

Admission: $5 per person; Members are free

 

Directions

From the NY State Thruway: Exit 17 (Newburgh) to Route 300 North (Newburgh Mall). Right onto Meadow Hill Road to Route 52 intersection. Directly across Route 52, Meadow Hill becomes Powder Mill Road. Algonquin Park pond is on the corner of Route 52 and Powder Mill Road. Continue on Powder Mill Road. The entrance to Algonquin Park is on the Right. The entrance to Cronomer Hill baseball field is on the left. To enter the softball/soccer and tennis courts, continue on Powder Mill Road to Gardenertown Road. Make left onto Gardenertown Road. Entrance is on the left with parking on the right.

From Route 84: Exit 8 to Route 52 North to Powder Mill Road. Algonquin Park pond is on the corner of Route 52 and Powder Mill Road. Continue on Powder Mill Road. The entrance to Algonquin Park is on the Right. The entrance to Cronomer Hill baseball field is on the left. Entrance to softball/soccer and tennis courts, continue on Powder Mill Road to Gardenertown Road. Make left onto Gardenertown Road. Entrance is on the left with parking on the right.