Memorial Day Community Picnic at Ramsaysburg | Explore Warren

 

Memorial Day Community Picnic at Ramsaysburg

Monday, May 27, 2019 - 12:00pm

Hosted by Knowlton Township Historic Commission, all are welcome to attend this annual Memorial Day Community Picnic. The event begins at noon, rain or shine. The event is FREE with on-site parking available. Donations are welcome – your generosity will help to support future events and endeavors. The event will be held rain or shine. Pets are welcome on a leash.

2019 Memorial Day activities will include: a flag raising ceremony, open table pot-luck picnic, self-guided scenic walks along the interpretive trail and Delaware River; and a two o’clock presentation regarding “The Timber Rafting Era on the Delaware River”. 

Ken Metcalf, member of the Knowlton Township Historic Commission, will give a slide presentation on “The Timber Rafting Era on the Delaware River”.  Mr. Metcalf is a Knowlton Township resident and has been researching the Timber Rafting era for the past five years and has previously given this presentation to The Delaware River Sojourn group during their annual paddle down the Delaware River. Mr. Metcalf will cover the history of the Timber Rafting period on the Upper and Lower Delaware River as well as point out other adjacent rivers involvement in this period. The presentation will take place in the barn. 

The community is welcome to enjoy a self-guided hike through Ramsaysburg Homestead’s newly established interpretive trail through a mature forest adjacent to the Homestead. Interpretive signaae highlights the geology and hydrology indigenous to the Delaware River Valley. This trail was dedicated in October 2017 through the accomplishment of Boy Scout Alex Hicks of Belvidere Troop #141 in achieving his Eagle Scout merit.

All are invited to arrive by canoe or kayak. Take a self-guided kayak and canoe journey by floating down the Delaware River from the Columbia, NJ boat launch to the landing at the Ramsaysburg site. The distance between the two points is approximately three miles down-river. River travelers should look for the large brown sign stating “Ramsaysburg – Landing” at marker 204.0 along the left bank (NJ side).