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Create CATS Trails at Thrall Dam Park
September 27, 2014 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, Sept. 27 – The first project to create trails at Thrall Dam Park in Lewis, NY 8:00 a.m. – noon. Champlain Area Trails (CATS) is partnering with the Town of Lewis and Essex County to develop multi-use trails at Thrall Dam Park.
This county-owned park on NYS Route 9 was once a lively recreation area for fishing, swimming, picnicking, and skating. Built in the 1920’s, as a pond for a type of winter horse-racing called, “ice sulky racing,” it fell into disrepair until the 1960s when the local community rebuilt the spillway. Since then, the pond has slowly silted up making swimming less desirable and the spillway eventually disintegrated.
So now CATS is joining with the town and Essex County’s Creating Healthy Places Program to make trails on the property that may eventually link Lewis to Elizabethtown and other communities.