First Saturdays on the Trail

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Historical Walk: A Journey Back in Time

Saturday May 6th, 2017, 2:00 PM

Snake Rocks Preserve


During the the 1800’s, a bustling bluestone quarry dominated the forested mountaintop west of Yerry Hill. Today, nature has reclaimed the quarry, creating a unique landscape filled with hidden treasures.

The Woodstock Land Conservancy will be hosting a historical walk at Snake Rocks Preserve on Saturday, May 6th as part of the “First Saturdays on the Trail” series. The walk will be led by Richard Heppner, Woodstock town historian, who will discuss the preserve’s quarrying history. Accompanying Richard will be the “Geezer Corps,” who will talk about the techniques used to extract bluestone. This event is limited to 20 people. Please park at Rick Volz Field, 34 Dixon Avenue, Woodstock where you will be shuttled to the preserve.  This walk is of medium difficulty. Waterproof shoes or boots and hiking sticks are recommended.  

In case of bad weather, this event will be cancelled. For weather related updates, check the Woodstock Land Conservancy Facebook page or

This event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and can be made via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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 2017 Program Front SNAKE ROCKS PRESERVE