Master Gardener Volunteers Offer Guided Hikes in Putnam County

Hike Putnam 

Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Enjoy Putnam’s natural beauty on these free guided hikes!

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. 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. 

October 14 hike Fahnestock State Park in Carmel .Moderate to difficult hike with some rock scrambling.

 To register: 




Youth under 18 are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All hikers will need to sign a waiver. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County’s Master Gardener Volunteers in a healthy, stress-reducing activity in beautiful Putnam County. 




Katherine Everitt
Community Educator, Environmental Horticulture & Natural Resources 
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Fahnestock State Park
1498 Route 301
Carmel, NY 10512

Photo credit: Ed Illiano


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