Sugar Loaf Mountain: Why It Matters

Date: Sunday, January 8, 2023
Time: 1-3 pm.
Location: Albert Wisner Library, One McFarland Drive, Warwick, NY 10990
Directions: Click here for directions
Registration: Click here to register

Join Jay Westerveld, President of the Sugar Loaf Historical Society, for an exploration of the fascinating cultural and natural history of Orange County’s most notable peak and hamlet.

Delve into Sugar Loaf’s remarkable history, from its Ice Age shelters to its unique ecological systems and its electrifying climbing and hiking routes. Learn about the mountain’s rare flora and fauna, its mining and bootlegging histories, and its extraordinary dual watershed resources that include the source of Warwick’s own Wawayanda Creek.

Most importantly, we’ll discuss why all of this matters, and why we should care about the Orange County Land Trust’s effort to save this defining landmark of our region.

photo: Nick Zungoli