August 9: A Walk Around the Ponds


A Walk Around the Ponds with Mark Stevens

Date: Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

Time: 5:30pm

Cost: Free. This walk’s numbers will be limited to ensure a meaningful experience. Please register here.

Depending on how you choose to count them and which decade we are talking about, the Shakers had as many as twelve water supply ponds on the east side of Shaker Road and a couple more on the west side of the road.  These ponds cascaded water power from one water powered mill or factory down to the next as it worked its way downhill and off of Shaker land.
The ponds can be divided up into the “upper” ponds to the north, the “lower”ponds on the south and “village” ponds in the middle.  This excursion will meander around the middle ponds exploring the outlet dams, cellar holes, and factory remnants.
Join local historian, Mark Stevens, for a walk around the Village’s ponds. The total distance for this hike is less than 2 miles and is generally easy going, but members should come prepared with sturdy shoes and be prepared to walk through woods and brush off trail.

Light refreshments will be served following the walk.

In the event of rain, a presentation on the ponds will be given in the walk’s place.


This is a Members-Only Event for members of Canterbury Shaker Village. Not a member? Join today to take advantage of this and other great Members-only benefits.