Full moon hike at the John Brown Farm Feb. 24

LAKE PLACID — The John Brown Farm State Historic Site will host a full moon hike from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

Visitors are invited to take a guided winter evening walk by the light of the Snow Moon. The outdoor program that will start in the North Field, adjacent to the parking lot near the site entrance. Moonrise is at 5:50 p.m., so if skies are clear, the group will have good lighting; otherwise, flashlights are recommended. Warm clothes and appropriate footwear are required, and hiking poles and/or traction footwear are suggested. The trails are not steep but may be slick and/or snowy.

A guide will be waiting in the North Field parking area at 7 p.m., and the visitor center will open by 6:30 p.m. in case visitors arrive early and would like to keep warm while waiting for the hike to start. The hike will be under two miles, with flexibility depending on visitor interests.

For further information, people may contact the park office at 518-523-3900 or email brendan.mills@parks.ny.gov. For last-minute questions on Feb. 24, call 518-527-0191.

The John Brown Farm is located at 115 John Brown Road in the town of North Elba, 2 miles south of the village of Lake Placid.


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