Snowshoe or Hike Greenport Preserve

Let's hope that in February we will have lots of snow.... and we can snowshoe, but if not; we will hike! 

The trails meander through the 714-acre protected public lands of Greenport Conservation Area.  The trail features open field, deciduous forests and dense cedar groves, as well as magnificent views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains.

Just one mile north of the City of Hudson in Columbia County, the Greenport Conservation Area protects the North Bay tidal estuary, a highly productive ecosystem that provides habitat for fish, birds, and rare plants. Located on the shores of the Hudson River, the preserve is part of OSI’s ongoing effort to protect river viewsheds and enhance public access to a newly restored and revived river.

OSI established the preserve in 1992 and sought the assistance of the Columbia Land Conservancy (CLC), which now manages the preserve.  From the bluffs of the Greenport Conservation Area, visitors can look out over the Hudson River, with the Catskill Mountains to the west and gentle sloping woodlands to the east.  Four miles of trails provide access to maple and cedar forests and lush meadows. 

OSI’s work on the Hudson River begins at the headwaters in the Adirondacks, recently protected by OSI through the acquisition of the Tahawus Tract and continues as far south as the Croton waterfront in Westchester County.

Directions: 

From the North: Take Route 9 to Greenport, NY. Veer right onto Joslen Blvd., and follow straight for 1.2 miles. Turn right onto Daisy Hill Road at the sign for the Conservation Area. Continue on Daisy Hill Road until it ends. You will see a parking area and information kiosk.

From the South:Take Route 9 to Greenport, NY.  Pass Healy Blvd.  Turn left at the second light onto Joslen Blvd., and proceed for 0.9 miles.  Turn left onto Daisy Hill Road at the sign for the Conservation Area.  Continue on Daisy Hill Road until it ends.  You will see a parking area and information kiosk.

Minimum age is 8 (8-15 yrs must have a participating adult with them, 16-17 yrs must have a parent/guardian sign participant agreement but do not need to attend)

•please be dressed for the weather, we will go rain/snow or shine
•Dress in layers
•wear appropriate hiking/snowshoeing footwear
•please bring water, snacks and any personal medicines you may need as well as sunscreen (yes, even in the winter), rain gear, day pack.
•camera and/or binoculars if you have them

  

If you have any trouble finding us, Dorothy's cell is[masked], feel free to call or text during the meetup times, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Look for my Red Jeep Grand Cherokee!

 

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  • Tim J.

    Very nice hike. Great group to hike with. Thanks Karen and Dorothy for putting this together.

    February 19, 2013

  • Karen

    WOW! Guys so many great pictures! I want to thank you all for braving the cold & wind to make this meet up such a huge success! What a fun time with some nice folks. :)

    February 18, 2013

  • Mary A.

    Beautiful. Not cold at all once we were moving.

    February 18, 2013

  • Heidi

    Pictures are beautiful. Very scenic. Maybe a trip back in warmer weather!!

    February 18, 2013

  • Sharon

    So close to home...thanks to Karen and Dorothy for getting me there.

    February 18, 2013

  • Marisol

    beautiful place thank you karen and dorothy.

    February 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cold and windy

    February 18, 2013

  • Rose B.

    Excellent outing! beautiful place!

    February 18, 2013

  • Richard K.

    Good Time

    February 18, 2013

  • SHEILA

    sorry, just back into town last night and stilll far too windy for me. enjoy and bundle up

    February 18, 2013

  • Nancy M.

    Weather is going to be too cold for me.

    February 18, 2013

  • Anna T.

    [sigh] My body is not working. Hope others jump into my spot(s)

    February 17, 2013

  • Karen

    Stomach bug. Ugh. Enjoy.

    February 17, 2013

  • Rose B.

    I will be going after all. Yippee!

    February 16, 2013

  • Marybeth Lawlor F.

    Sounds like a nice hike but I've decided to hang with my kids and open it to someone else. Enjoy!

    February 16, 2013

  • Dorothy

    About 4 miles

    February 15, 2013

  • Sharon

    How far is this going to be?

    February 15, 2013

  • Anna T.

    bringin' my Caleb, home for the weekend on winter break.

    January 29, 2013

  • Eva P.

    Darn it! Maybe I'll just have to change my dentist appointment...

    January 29, 2013

  • Joy

    Looks like a great hike but just too far away for me...how about coming north now and then? :)

    1 · January 29, 2013

  • Dorothy

    Yes, this is winter break week for most schools.

    January 29, 2013

  • Rose B.

    Is this a school holiday?

    January 29, 2013

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