Enjoy Putnam’s natural beauty on these free guided hikes!
Saturday, August 12, 2017, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Here in Putnam County there are so many beautiful natural places to explore. Numerous studies link walking in nature with improved mental and physical health, as well as stress relief. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County’s Master Gardener Volunteers will guide hikes on trails throughout the County beginning in May and running through September. Come learn more about natural heritage and discover the beauty of Putnam County.
These free, guided hikes will explore land-use, history, and invasive plants. On the second Saturday of each month (rain date the following Sunday) participants will embark together for a 1 ½ to 3 hour hike, depending on the location and the speed of the group. The tour guides will point out highlights along the way—describing the vegetation, invasive species, and wildlife, as well as historical significance of the area—in addition to answering questions from the audience.
Though the hikes are free, reservations are necessary; space is limited.
August 12 hike Hawk Rock in Kent. Trail runs along horsepound brook. Travel through wetlands to the 25ft Hawk Rock boulder.
Image by Ed Illiano