3:07 PM EST, February 14, 2012
Gunpowder Falls State Park ranger Robert Bailey will lead a Mill Hike on Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Winter is the best time of year to see the ruins of mills that once operated along the Gunpowder Falls. The hike begins at the Paper Mill Road parking lot of the Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail. Participants will visit the site of Ashland Furnace, an anthracite-fired furnace active in the mid-19th century, as well as other buildings from that same time period.
Bailey will have old photographs showing the area in its prime.
Hiking distances are between one and four miles on varied terrain.
The hike is free, but registration is required. For details or to register, call 410-592-2897.
Pat van den Beemt
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