The Will Rogers Senior Outing Club’s October event will be a trip to Tahawus, an old mining town in the Town of Newcomb, on Tuesday, October 29th. Tahawus was used to mine iron ore and later titanium from the years of 1827 to 1989. Many remnants of the old town still exist, as well as some of the mining equipment. An old McIntyre blast furnace was restored in 2007 and remains as a historic artifact of the mining operations.
The Saranac Village at Will Rogers Senior Outing Club, is open to all seniors (55+) interested in venturing out for moderate activity at various locations around the area. Activities are held on the last Tuesday of every month. The clubs mission is to “offer seniors the chance to enjoy outdoor adventures with companionship, safety and fun.”
This program is open to the public. Departure from Will Rogers will be at 10:00 a.m. Brunch will be at the Long Lake Diner ($4.95 and up) before heading to Tahawus. After touring the abandoned town and mining structures, we will take a short walk to Henderson Lake on a long graveled path about 1/2 to 1 mile long. In order to attend, reservations must be made. Please RSVP by calling Debbie Kanze at (518) 891-7117 or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.