Past Meetup

The Great Swamp

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6 people went

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Details

The Great Swamp, also known as the Great Patterson Swamp, is located in eastern Putnam and Dutchess counties, in New York. The swamp covers almost 6,000 acres of land making it one of the largest wetlands in the state. Between 1744 and 1757, Pine Island, a ledge in the middle of the swamp, served as a camp for a set of counterfeiters who printed thousands of 20 Shilling Rhode Island notes.

For more info on The Great Swamp:
* https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Swamp_(New_York)
* http://www.pattersonny.org/GreatSwamp.php
* http://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/68929.html

What to bring:
** Lunch, Snacks, Water
** Insect Repellent (MOSQUITOS!!!)
** Sun Screen, Sun Hat, Sun Glasses

Temperature: To Be Updated
Return ETA: 4pm-ish
Distance: ~ 6+ miles

** If you need a kayak, rentals are available. Book yours at www.HudsonValleyKayaks.com (http://www.hudsonvalleykayaks.com/)

Make Today Ridiculously Amazing,
Jane

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