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Saturday, April 19, 2014

4/18/14 Old Pond Railway

A new one - rail trail  in Hancock - found by our friend Faith.  A nice sunny day. We started from the east entrance.

Near the start are some of the old rails

Many of the old ties are still present

A little further along we crossed a small bridge and causeway that gave views toward the Skillings River

and of Old Pond

Near the west end the trail leaves the rail bed and goes through a wet area up to the parking lot where we turned back to return the way we came.

There was lots of interesting stone along the way

Gus running back to us

A picture by Faith- no more  treats

Roxie and Gus

Not a lot of people- we met a couple coming out as we started, a man with two dogs at the west end, and two women with a dog near the end. The walking had been easy and the day very pleasant. 3 hours 


  1. That looks like a great trail. Cool to see old rail still in the ground. Looks like Kelley had a couple good doggy companions too! Love the photo of you giving all the dogs treats.

  2. Thanks for commenting, Linda- I think we all had a good time- there was lots of water for Kelley- I'm sure Faith will appreciate that you liked her picture

  3. I liked the old rails and the stones. Nice photos.

    1. Thanks for commenting, Kim. we have hiked a bunch of rail-trails and this is the first I've seen with rails.


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