Catskill

40 reviews

A nice local addition, but not a destination. It starts out by houses, but then you enter a large, open, surprisingly isolated “wilderness “. However, the old fields and wet meadows are monotypes of unattractive invasive plants like reed canary grass. The trails were surprisingly dry despite recent heavy rains, and there were no mosquitoes. But the trails are mostly mowed grass so if the grass is wet you need waterproof shoes. The hike is really just a walk. The stretch of creek is quite beautiful. The preserve needs a couple viewing platforms to make the creek more accessible. Overall, given the location, it would be worth the investment to make this a nicer preserve for Sunday afternoon walks. Hopefully that is in the plans.