From the press release:
High Banks Preserve contains bluffs offering vistas of the Hudson River as well as extensive wetlands, wildflower-filled meadows, hardwood forests and shoreline along Esopus Lake. Trails will connect visitors to features that include a Hudson River overlook, former carriage roads that lead to the lake, and a 110-foot boardwalk spanning a wetland. There also will be informational kiosks explaining the history of the site and its ecological importance.
This will be an approximate 3 mile hike, (1-2 hrs) Since this is a newly opened park, I don't know much about it! we'll play it by ear. Looking at the trail map, we will start from the parking lot, walking the white trail, purple, red, yellow, then either blue to white, or red to end.
here is the trail map
$2 meetup fee.
I received this in my mail today, and thought I'd share! "Hello,
My name is Carley Kiernan. I am the Parks & Trails Coordinator with Scenic Hudson. I want to thank you for showing interest in exploring Scenic Hudson Parks. We feel that an organized dog walk is a great way to model responsible dog behavior in parks. It encourages dog owners to be responsible, follow park rules (i.e. dogs must be kept on leash no longer than 6' in length), and clean up after them. It would be really great to get feedback from you after your group visits and pictures are always welcomed!
In regards to your next outing to High Banks Preserve, here are some tips:
-There are no trash receptacles at this location. Please bring doggie bags with you and carry out when you are done.
-There are neighboring properties where hunting occurs. Since it is hunting season it may be a good idea to wear bright colored clothing or add bright colored items to your doggies. Please encourage all of your group members to follow park rules which can be found on our website and on the park kiosk. We hope you have a wonderful outing and I look forward to hearing back from you.
Parks & Trails Coordinator