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High Bridge Trail Plans Prospect Village Walk

High Bridge Trail State Park will hold an evening walk through the village of Prospect on Friday, August 10, starting at 6 p.m.

Bob Flippen, the Park's Education Specialist and Waverly Garner, AmeriCorps volunteer, will team up with members of the Prospect Historical Society to point out the numerous attractions, past and present, located in this historic village. Some of these include Prospect Meeting House, the South Side Rail Road depot, blacksmith shop, Taylor's Store, Allen's Hotel, Masonic Lodge, the N. & W. water tower and the relocated offices for Lawyer Lewis and Dr. Alsop. There will also be displays of old pictures and artifacts relating to Prospect and the public is invited to view the architectural renderings and plans for the restoration of the old train depot.

The walk will begin at 6 p.m. at Prospect Methodist Church, the old meeting house and village namesake on Rt. 626 about one mile from the village post office. After a presentation there, participants will drive back to the High Bridge Trail Parking lot in Prospect (on Rte 626 just beyond the old railroad depot off Hwy 460), to continue the walk in the village. Plenty of parking is available here.

Remember to bring drinking water. For more information or directions call the Park Office at 434-315-0457.