The William H. Miner Story
Easy – 35.3 miles (56.8km)
William H. Miner, inventor and philanthropist, patented a shock-absorbing device for railway cars known as the “Miner Tandem Draft Rigging." Both his story and your ride, created by Lake Champlain Bikeways, start at the Chazy Central Rural School adjacent to the Alice T. Miner Museum. Miner built the school which was the first central school established in the United States.
Miner also built and equipped the Physicians Hospital and Kent-Delord House Museum in Plattsburgh while restoring the Alice T. Miner Colonial Collection in Chazy. The Miner Foundation also developed the William H. Miner Agriculture Research Institute in 1956. The institute and his old homestead, Hearts Delight Farm, located on Miner Farm Road, are open to the public. It is a working dairy farm with a variety of exhibits and Morgan horses.
This part of the Champlain Valley is wide and relatively flat so the slight climb experienced when leaving the lake is pleasantly rewarded on your return.
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