The William H. Miner Story

406 State Route 3, Plattsburgh, NY  12901(518) 561-5000

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Easy – 35.3 miles (56.8km) 

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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

Miner built the school which was the first central school established in the United States.

Miner also built and equipped the Physicians Hospital and

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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