Let's hike the Copes Ramble Trail at Woodbourne Forest. This 648-acre preserve evokes a rural New England landscape of white pine, hemlocks, ash, maples, oaks and other hardwoods that blanketed the region before European settlers arrived. Varying terrain makes the preserve a hot-spot for more than 180 species of birds, including pileated woodpeckers, great horned owls, and winter wrens. Open fields, wildflower meadows, winding creeks, mossy bogs, and historic stone walls complete the scene. This event is cross-posted to another meetup group, a social group from Binghamton.
Distance: 5 miles.
You can read more about Woodbourne Forest at the Nature Conservancy's website.
DIRECTIONS: From the north: Take Rt. 29 south from Montrose approximately 6.5 miles. Upon entering Dimock Township, continue up the hill. The preserve is on the left. A sign marks the entrance to the parking area. The trailhead is located at the redwood shelter just north of the parking area. From the south: Take Rt. 29 north. Go 1 mile past the blinking light at Dimock. The preserve is on the right shortly after Woodbourne Road appears on the left. (Do not turn onto Woodbourne Road). A sign marks the entrance to the parking area. The trailhead is located at the red shelter just north of the parking area.
GPS Coordinates for the parking lot: N 41°[masked], W 75°[masked]
After the hike, we can eat at a local eatery -- be aware that BYOB is likely on a Sunday.