This is a unique trail experience that is hands on for students. We will hike the BREIA trail on the Black River Canal and examine a historic lock. The Black River Canal system incorporated one of the first multi-lock canal systems to help transport over higher elevations.
The first half of the hike is a 1 mile hike through the 4 lock system. The second half of the hike is a nature based experience to an uncharted waterfall on the system. Overall this hike is roughly 2 miles. The entire experience will be 5 hrs.
Content Knowledge: NYS History of Canals Systems - Social Studies General Science activities including general engineering and life systems.