Westchester Hike: Butler Sanctuary

Join us for a briskly paced moderate local Westchester evening hike. We will hike most of the perimeter of Butler Sanctuary, about 2 hours total. Plan to meet up at the Butler 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 Butler: 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: strenuous / intermediate hiker level: moderate

Distance: Approximately 3 -4 miles.

Butler Sanctuary map: http://files.meetup.com/654743/ArthurButler_map.pdf

Google Map directions: http://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=41.182433,-73.686529&hl=en&sll=41.180398,-73.682771&sspn=0.013889,0.033023&mra=mift&mrsp=1&sz=16&z=16

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. Turn right on Lake Bridge Road and follow to end. From the south: Take 684 to Rte 22 north. Make a left turn onto Chestnut Ridge Road and follow road to the Lake Bridge Road junction. on Lake Bridge Road and follow to end.

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!

Dog policy: Dogs are welcome on this hike, but must be kept on leash and under control at all times.


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  • Woodstock John M.

    The Sanctuary is relaxing and at times challenging. Yin Yang. Loved it.

    July 18

  • Catherine

    Great people, pace, and location.

    July 18

  • Alfredo

    Hmmm...it seems few of us went to the wrong place.
    Next time I'll read directions.

    July 18

  • Kim

    Sorry had to back out. I thought I might be doing something on that date…and then…I realized…its my Birthday! And while I would love to spend it with you guys, my family insists! LOL Hike on and sing the Happy BDay song over chips! Have fun!

    July 12

  • pat

    Had a total knee replacement March of 2013, pretty much recovered and ready to get back to life! Looking forward to the evening hike.

    July 11

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