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Posted on: June 30, 2021

Wayne Tomorrow! Action Committee Takes Field Trip to Hawley

Nearly 30 Wayne Tomorrow! Action Committee members pose for a group shot under at Canal Park.

In early June, the Wayne Tomorrow! Action Committee came together entirely in person for the first time since last fall. They met at the Wayne County Historical Society’s D&H Canal Park at Lock 31. The “field trip” provided an opportunity for nearly 40 WT! partners to get a first-hand look at the ongoing development of the only segment of the D&H Canal open to the public in Pennsylvania.

During the last two decades, the Historical Society has been reviving the property. The Action Committee used the newly constructed pavilion for the meeting and heard from the Society’s Canal Committee Chairman Tom Colbert.

He talked about efforts to renovate and furnish the farmhouse on the property that predates the canal and about plans to rebuild a nearby barn with reclaimed barn-wood from elsewhere in the county. They even expect to construct a replica of a canal boat on the pavilion roof, designed to look like it is actually on the canal.

Located on Route 6 just west of Hawley, Canal Park boasts one mile of towpath now transformed into a walking trail used heavily by the public in all seasons. with another trail running along the Lackawaxen River.

Following the meeting, most members of the assembly walked the trail to lunch at the outdoor dining area at The Settlers Inn, called Grant’s Woods, before exploring some of the exciting things happening in Hawley.

GARDEN OF ADVENTURE

In early June, the Wayne Tomorrow! Action Committee came together entirely in person for the first time since last fall. They met at the Wayne County Historical Society’s D&H Canal Park at Lock 31. The “field trip” provided an opportunity for nearly 40 WT! partners to get a first-hand look at the ongoing development of the only segment of the D&H Canal open to the public in Pennsylvania.

During the last two decades, the Historical Society has been reviving the property. The Action Committee used the newly constructed pavilion for the meeting and heard from the Society’s Canal Committee Chairman Tom Colbert.

He talked about efforts to renovate and furnish the farmhouse on the property that predates the canal and about plans to rebuild a nearby barn with reclaimed barn-wood from elsewhere in the county. They even expect to construct a replica of a canal boat on the pavilion roof, designed to look like it is actually on the canal.

Located on Route 6 just west of Hawley, Canal Park boasts one mile of towpath now transformed into a walking trail used heavily by the public in all seasons. with another trail running along the Lackawaxen River.

Following the meeting, most members of the assembly walked the trail to lunch at the outdoor dining area at The Settlers Inn, called Grant’s Woods, before exploring some of the exciting things happening in Hawley.

 

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