I just got emails from Pam and Amy regarding some active archaeology taking place just off one of the hiking trails at the northwest side of Hemlock Lake. This is worth sharing right here on the home page of Springwater Trails.
A special archaeological field school directed by Kristi Krumrine from St. John Fisher is currently digging around the foundation of the Rix House which is located close to Rix Hill Road, (road that goes through Hemlock Park) just off the entrance to the western lake trail. Pam and Amy spoke with Kristi and she invited our group to an open volunteer day this Saturday starting at 9:00 and staying as long as you would like. This is an opportunity for us to learn about archaeology and the history of the site and Hemlock Lake. This is the same professor that did the archaeological digs in the area of Dixon (now spelled Dixson) Hollow in the Canadice Outlet. If you are interested, just show up, bring a lunch, and stay as long as you can (all tools will be provided).
The field school will be going next week until Friday if anyone would like to stop by and just visit. The site exposes the stone foundation, well, barn area, and other out buildings. Students are sifting through excavated pits for findings. Contact Pam at 245-1252 for more information.