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This is an interesting place for a short hike and some history. The hike is easy enough for all ages and abilities and signs explain the place in history of the shell heaps. Picnic tables make for a good picnic spot. Ice cream nearby at...More
The shell middens were left behind by local Native American. They are mostly oyster shells.
Take the lovely walk through an apple orchard down to the shore.
The middens are much larger on the opposite side of the river. You can see them from this...More
While this is an ancient spot, the shell middens are mostly on view 'across' the river with only some on the side you can walk to. Sadly, there isn't much there, but if you like a short rest (to eat your round top ice cream)...More
Unique spot where Native Americans over 1300 years ago began to toss their oyster shells, so that at one point the mounds were 30 feet deep. You really get a sense of people having lived here - a truly deep, internal feeling that any archeological...More
Trail was a little grassy and I would suggest using Off but it was an interesting walk especially since we were with a couple named Glidden who were able to look across the river and see the midden with their namesake. This is interesting but...More
My wife and I had more fun reading about the midden on the informational sign and strolling through the apple orchards than actually seeing the shell piles. The midden used to be gigantic, but most of it was mined in 1886 to be added to...More
If you think a long walk through tall grass to a native American garbage pile sounds like fun, then this is the spot for you!
Seriously, I love this place. It is a beautiful location, and you can contemplate how the native Americans lived in...More
This site is an old oyster shell heap from the Native Americans. Nice walking trail through the field-there is a section that is rather steep but you can avoid that if you need to. Apple orchard on the site makes for deer sightings sometimes.
I thought this might be interesting, but it didn't amount to much, unfortunately. The trail guide online shows a loop, but when we got there, the sign for "Shells" pointed off to the right, across a field. The field was being mowed and the only...More