Fun, moderate local Westchester hike. We will hike some of the northern perimeter of Westmoreland Sanctuary, about 1.5 hours total. Plan to meet up at the Westmoreland parking lot by 6:00pm and we will commence hiking promptly at 6:15pm. Please plan to bring something delicious to share, and we'll have a quick picnic at the hike's conclusion.
About Westmoreland: Many rolling hills with a wide selection of well-maintained trails. Many interesting rock outcroppings. Multitude of deer, squirrels, chipmunks and various raptor species. An occasional fox sighting as well.
Difficulty: Beginner hiker level: moderate-to-strenuous / intermediate hiker level: easy-to-moderate
Distance: Approximately 3-4 miles.
Weather: Rain cancels.
Equipment: Sturdy hiking shoes. Plenty of water. Hiking poles if needed. Insect repellent. Headlamp.
Guests: No guests. Every participant must be a member of WHMC. Hey, it's free to join!
Dogs: Dogs are not allowed in Westmoreland Sanctuary per their policy.
Westmoreland Sanctuary map: http://www.westmorelandsanctuary.org/index2.php#/rgallery1/2/
Trail map: http://files.meetup.com/654743/Westmoreland.jpeg
Google Map directions: https://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=41.180495,-73.68452&hl=en&sll=41.180802,-73.684739&sspn=0.003222,0.004823&t=h&gl=us&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=18&z=18
Best navigation bet: From the north: Take 684 to Rte 172 west. Go one-half mile, make a left turn onto Chestnut Ridge Road and follow road to the Lake Bridge Road junction. Just past the junction, turn left into parking lot. From the south: Take 684 to Rte 22 north. Make a left turn onto Chestnut Ridge Road and follow road to just before the Lake Bridge Road junction. Turn right into parking lot. If parking lot is full, go across the road and park in the Arthur Butler Sanctuary parking lot.