Westchester Hike: Butler Sanctuary

Join us for a briskly paced moderate local Westchester evening hike. We will hike much of the perimeter of Butler Sanctuary, about 1.5 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.

Very important note: Butler Preserve != Westmoreland Sanctuary (each is across Chestnut Ridge Road from one another).

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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  • Richard

    Perfect for a quick workout.... thank you Peter!

    August 22

  • A former member
    A former member

    What a great hike! Looking forward to another.

    August 22

  • Catherine

    Fabulous. Thank you Peter!

    August 22

  • Len S.

    Tested my endurance at the pace we set, but very enjoyable.

    August 22

  • Carol

    As always, a great time...great hike and picnic...and we beat the rain! Thank you, Peter, for leading!

    August 21

  • Dean

    Thanks Peter :-)

    August 21

  • Sandy

    Thanks Peter !

    August 21

  • Patrizia

    As always...thank you, Peter!

    August 21

  • Patrizia

    Perfect timing (before a little drizzle started...), perfect buffet...! :)

    August 21

  • Diane P

    Can't get there and unable to edit my RSVP-sorry.

    August 21

  • Donna S.

    Thinking weather does look iffy....gonna sit this one out

    August 21

  • Kim

    Hi Peter and the gang - weather looks great. I am not attending - did Breakneck Ridge today and I'm dead. Enjoy. See you next time.

    August 21

  • Carol

    Thinking desert...well, more like dessert!

    August 21

  • Carol

    Weather is looking a little iffy...

    August 21

    • Peter

      Think dry thoughts, people!

      August 21

  • Woodstock John M.

    Hello Peter and Fellow Hikers, Looking forward to Thursday's Hike. Be Well, John

    August 20

  • Kim

    Peter - just to let you know Asayo and I went to Westmoreland Sanctuary - go lost - walked the horses paths - got lost again - finally thank goodness for iPhone and GPS walked 4 miles of roadways to find the car. So Peter, thanks for your leadership! LOL

    August 18

    • Peter

      Kim, I am glad to hear that Asayo and you made it out okay. We got back to the cars just prior to dusk; hopefully you were not wandering around in total darkness. See you both on the next hike, I hope!

      August 18

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