The Orange County Land Trust will hold a guided, family-friendly nature hike and field exploration at the Land Trustís Hunter Farm Preserve in the Town of Wawayanda on Saturday, March 14, beginning at 10 am.
Leading this outing will be Orange County Land Trust volunteer and naturalist Gary Keeton. The walk will center on exploring the ponds and stream edges and surrounding fields for early signs of spring and beaver activity. All are encouraged to wear mud boots!
The first acquired property of the Orange County Land Trust, Hunter Farm Preserve is a 60-acre preserve of open rolling fields, woodlands and two ponds. It is open to the public year round, free of charge for passive recreation such as walking, birding and photography, as well as educational purposes. It will soon be the site of The Tadpole Trail, a childrenís exploratory trail with nature activities, supported with a grant from Orange & Rockland Utilities. It is located in the Town of Wawayanda on Ethan Way, just off Mt. Orange Road.
In case of inclement or questionable weather, please call our office at (845) 343-0840 x12 for cancellation or rescheduling information. Reservations are not required.
The Orange County Land Trust is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve the fields, forests, wetlands, ridgelines, and river corridors, as well as working farmland, in and around Orange County. To date, the Land Trust has preserved over 3,500 acres of land in communities throughout the county. The Land Trust collaborates with many conservation and planned growth organizations and partners with Orange County in implementing the countyís open space plan. For more information and volunteer opportunities, as well as ways of giving to the Orange County Land Trust, please visit our website at www.oclt.org or call us at (845) 343-0840.