History Hike: Visit to the Ruins of Stony Hill (Silver Lake Preserve)

Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:00am - 2:00pm ET Outdoors

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Meet at: Liberty Park parking lot in White Plains (entrance at Lake St. & Hortons Mill Rd. Border of West Harrison & White Plains, NY)

Join Bice Wilson on a guided hike through the historic "Hills" community, to learn about the community of recently freed enslaved Africans who settled in Stony Hill in 1765, and by their African-American descendants who lived there until the 1940s.   You will see the roads that they built, the ruins of their farmsteads, and the Stony Hill Cemetery and Churchyard by Buckout Road.

If you’re not up for the hike (which is vigorous), you can join us at the Churchyard and Cemetery on Buckout Road at noon (it has a County Parks sign on Buckout Rd).  We'll have a picnic lunch in the Churchyard, and then some of us will hike back to Liberty Park and our cars. 

At the end of the day, you’ll find yourself in Silver Lake, a neighborhood known for its Italian and Portuguese restaurants.

**Pack lunch, water, and wear proper hiking attire for wooded areas.  Bring something to sit on.**

The hike will last 3-4 hours. All are welcome!

 

 

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