Teddy Roosevelt's Journal Walk

Teddy Roosevelt's Journal Walk (HM2CKH)

Location: Paul Smiths, NY 12970 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 26.966', W 74° 15.617'

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Barnum Brook Trail

Welcome to TR's Journal Walk - the Barnum Brook Trail.
While Teddy Roosevelt was a teenager in the 1870's, he visited Paul Smiths Hotel four times and honed his skills as a naturalist, with special interest in birds. His Journals of the day indicate that he tramped these woods and thickets and plied the sloughs and ponds of this immediate area. Teddy documented 97 species of birds here.
The Barnum Brook Trail ahead is a .6 mile loop that will take you to overlooks at the north end of Heron Marsh, as well as four bridges and boardwalks over Barnum Brook, and pass through groves of towering white pines. The compacted mineral surface is suitable for assisted folks in wheel chairs and baby strollers. Be sure to stay to the left at the first intersection about 100 ft. ahead. Most folks take about 45 minutes to experience this trail.
Interpretive signs along the way will help you understand the nature of the area as though TR had written the messages during his visits here. There is a tree identification game for this trail available on request at the main building, as well as a center-wide bird checklist and wildlife community booklet. We hope you enjoy your walk here... and remember that all living and non-living things are protected here — take only memories of your visit and leave everything for others to enjoy as you have today.
Placed ByPaul Smith's College Visitor Interpretive Center
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Date Added Sunday, October 21st, 2018 at 8:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 558856 N 4922058
Decimal Degrees44.44943333, -74.26028333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 26.966', W 74° 15.617'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 26' 57.96" N, 74° 15' 37.02" W
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Area Code(s)518
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 8023 NY-30, Paul Smiths NY 12970, US
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