Fourth annual heritage tour of Frye Mountain

Sep 01, 2012

Once again the Montville Historical Society is offering horse-drawn wagon tours of Frye Mountain Sunday, Sept. 30. There will be two tours and seven wagons leaving at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively, from a field about a quarter mile up from the main entrance off route 220 towards Walker Ridge. Just follow the signs. Each ride aboard the open wagons lasts about two hours.

Frye Mountain, now a wildlife management area, was once home to many families of Montville, Morrill and Knox. Most of the farms were bought by the Federal government in the late 1930s. The tour route passes sites of old farms, schools and cemeteries and includes narratives about the places and the people who lived there. Each year the Historical Society adds on different areas of the mountain to tour.

Space is limited, so pre-registration is needed to reserve a seat, with a $20 deposit, which will be refunded when and if you show up for the ride. This is to ensure that all drivers, who donate their horses, equipment, and time, have a full wagon-load but not more than their teams can pull. For more information and to sign up, call Barbara Boulay at 589-4414.

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