Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve

Stop 2

The Trapps Mountain Hamlet Path Audio Tour: Stop 2

Continue to Stop 3:  "The Old Bridge"

"Millstone Cutting"

Here you will see a large, rounded piece of Shawangunk Conglomerate (sometimes called Shawangunk Grit) that a millstone cutter abandoned long ago. In some parts of the Shawangunks, ready access to more suitable exposures of the conglomerate bedrock made it possible to produce excellent, readily-saleable gristmill stones, an important source of income for Trapps families in the 19th century.

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