Join Bob Stoudt (Director, Montour Area Recreation Commission) and Van Wagner (Danville-area historical expert and musician) for a challenging seven mile hike to the historic Liberty Iron Furnace site on Montour Ridge in PA State Game Lands #115 (Liberty Township, Montour County).
The Liberty Iron Furnace was among the very first iron furnaces in Columbia County (Montour County would not exist for another 20 years). We will be hiking to charcoal production sites, row home ruins where furnace workers lived, and locating huts where colliers lived beginning in the 1830’s.
This approximately seven mile-long hike will cross challenging, rocky terrain. Portions of this hike will be rugged and only experienced hikers should consider participating. This hike is not recommended for small children or those with limited mobility.
Pre-registration is not required. This event will be held regardless of weather conditions. Participants should wear sturdy footwear and weather-appropriate clothing and bring adequate water, snacks, and other supplies as may be needed for a roughly 3.5 hour-long wintertime outing.
This hike is planned as the first in a year-long series of monthly hikes and other events throughout Montour County by the Montour Area Recreation Commission and Danville Heritage Festival celebrating the history of our communities.
For questions or more information, please contact Bob Stoudt at (570) 336-2060 or RStoudt@MontourRec.com.