You can learn about settlements in the area before Oak Ridge was built during World War II during a hike with a national park ranger on Saturday, November 25.
The hike is organized by the National Park Service. Oak Ridge is part of the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, which commemorates the top-secret federal program to build the world’s first atomic bombs during the second world war. Besides Oak Ridge, the national park includes Hanford, Washington, and Los Alamos, New Mexico.
The hike on the North Boundary Greenway is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, November 25, at the east quarry trail head.
“Along the pet-friendly hike, rangers will discuss the settlements that pre-dated Oak Ridge and the changes that shaped the area during the Manhattan Project,” a press release said. “We’ll pass by multiple pre-Oak Ridge homesites and a limestone quarry.”
The 2.5-mile hike is on a former gravel road with a mild elevation gain of 150 feet, the press release said. Visitors are encouraged to wear appropriate footwear and bring drinking water for you and your pet, if your pet attends. There are no facilities at the trailhead.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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