Join us for a walk on the Stark Parks Iron Horse Trail from Rodman Public Library through the former village of Freedom to the Mabel Hartzell Historical Home on Sunday, September 20, as the Alliance Historical Society celebrates Ohio Open Doors and GO (Get Outdoors) Alliance. We encourage social distancing while participating. You may begin the walk at any time between 1-4 p.m.
The walk will be at your own pace along the 1 mile path. Most of the path is paved and flat but some crushed stone and a slight incline are at the Rodman Library end of the walk. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a mask. Water will be supplied and light refreshments will be served at Mabel’s home.
Guides will be posted along the trail to explain highlights of Main Street, Mechanic, and the former village of Freedom. Participants are encouraged to bring their smart phones to listen to descriptions of various points of interest and see photos of how things used to look along the trail. The tour map and description are available from https://theclio.com/tour/1522. Participants are encouraged to download the free app Clio for iOS or Android to benefit fully of the walk.
Tours of the Mabel Hartzell Historical Home and Alliance History Mini Museum will be available for a $5 entrance donation for those who would like to visit either or both facilities. A limit of 10 visitors will be allowed in the house at one time.
There is no charge to participate in the walk and reservations are not required. Parking will be available at Rodman Public Library. The tour will take approximately 45 minutes to an hour to get to Mabel’s. The return walk will take about 25 minutes.
Freedom Trail map