Start the year right and join us for a moderate local Westchester hike. We will hike the perimeter of Westmoreland Sanctuary. 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 6 miles.
Duration: 4-5 hours
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 navigational 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.
Weather: Rain cancels.
Equipment: Sturdy hiking shoes. Water -- at least two liters. Hiking poles if needed. Headlamp or flashlight. Trail map. Fully charged cell phone. Plan to dress in layers, and avoid cotton.
Dog policy: Dogs are not allowed in the sanctuary.
Guests: No guests for this hike. All hikers must be members of WHMG.
Important Note: Be certain to check this webpage and your email prior to the hike for any last-minute changes or cancellations.