Saratoga Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member MYetto
N 42° 56.965 W 077° 12.559
18T E 319771 N 4757566
Quick Description: Indian Trail Tree I found which points toward Niagara River/Niagara Falls.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 10/17/2012 1:59:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMFGHC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Neos2
Views: 19

Long Description:
I walk through this park daily and a few months ago went all the way to the back of the park and noticed this tree. I did a little research onliine and learned about trail trees and went back to document it a little better.

The tree is a Burl Oak, and is 164 inches circumference/23.55 inches diameter. I believe this dates it at 164 years old (mid-1840's).

I'm not sure if this is native American in origin or if it is a tree marking the route for the underground railroad. There was a well known crossing at Black Rock that ferried slaves across the Niagara River to freedom in Canada. This tree seems to point directly at Black Rock.
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