Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Outdoor Discovery Center

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Explore nature at Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Outdoor Discovery Center.

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Park Overview:

177 acres of a former farm, now an outdoor education center.

Trail Uses:Hiking, Handicapped
Dogs:No dogs
Trail Miles:6 miles
Park Acreage:177 acres
City/County/
State:
Cornwall/Orange/NY
Buy Trail Map:West Hudson Trails Map
Park Description:

This privately run, not-for-profit open space covers 177 acres of the former Kenridge Farm, a dairy and horse farm that was a showcase of the early 20th century. It features ponds and wetlands, meadows, and woods. Programs, exhibits, and trails focus on introducing children and adults to the outdoors. Quest Trails and the Quest Visitors Center are open on weekends from April 24 to November 15, 9am to 4pm.

 

Trails Overview:

Approximately 6 miles of trails, from easy and handicapped accessible to moderate, explore the site. These include four designated Discovery Quest Trails, each of which focuses on a different ecological niche: Pond Quest Trail, Field Quest Trail, Woodland Quest Trail, and Highlands Quest Trail. Guide books, for sale at a modest fee at the visitors center, show a map of the trails and offer information about the natural and human history to be seen along the trails.

Since the museum aims to introduce visitors to trail experiences, trail blazes and markings are clear, colorful, and on the easiest trail, further indicated with flags.

Directions:

From New York State Thruway Take Exit 16 (Woodbury Commons): Follow Route 32 north for seven miles to Mountainville, turn right onto Angola Road. Turn left at the first stop sign to continue on Angola Road. The Museum's entrance on Muser Drive is just over 1 mile ahead on the right, directly across from 174 Angola Road.

From Route 9W, north or south: Take the Angola Rd. exit and turn left. The entrance on Muser Drive is about a tenth of a mile ahead on the left, directly across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall.

Contact Information:Hudson Highlands Nature Museum
8455344581
Region:Storm King and Black Rock Forest
Fees:None