Join us for fun, stewardship, and community at the Pawling Nature Reserve.
Explore: Get outside and take part in guided hikes along the Appalachian National Scenic Trail. Explore stands of red pines, eastern hemlocks, and mixed hardwoods at the reserve. Length: 2-3 hours. Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Volunteer: Care to lend a hand?Volunteers are needed for trail repair. Must be 18 years or accompanied by an adult.
Register: Pre-registration required for guided hikes and stewardship activity. Visitors can also hike the trails on their own. Visitors should bring lunch, water, hat, sunscreen and bug spray. Long pants and appropriate footwear are a must!
To register, visit nature.org/nyevents
The preserve is located in Dutchess County and accessible by taking the Metro-North Harlem Line to the Appalachian Trail Stop or by car. Greeters will meet volunteers at the train station to direct them to registration. If traveling by car, please go to the Pawling Nature Reserve main parking lot. Registration begins at 10 am. Hikes and volunteer activities will start at 10:30 am and conclude by 2 pm to allow everyone to return to the train station.
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