Mount Holly Preserve

    Park Overview:

    The many habitats in Mt. Holly Preserve provide birding opportunities. This small preserve should not be confused with Mt. Holly Sanctuary. 

    Trail Uses:Hiking
    Dogs:Dogs on leash
    Trail Miles:1.6 miles
    Park Acreage:51 acres
    Buy Book:Walkable Westchester - A Walking Guide to Westchester County, NY

    Park Description:
    Narrow easements provide access to Mount Holly Preserve, a gift of Mrs. Francis R. Dunscombe to the Nature Conservancy in 1975. Part of the preserve was a dairy farm; less than half is meadow slowly returning to a mixed second growth hardwood forest. Indian Brook and the adjacent wetlands form additional habitats. Rock outcroppings and cliffs of six million-year old Fordham gneiss are along the eastern side. 
    Trails Overview:

    Trails in Mount Holly Preserve are best hiked using a map from Walkable Westchester and following the signs at most intersections. 

    From I-684, take Exit 6 (Route 35) and head east for 1.8 miles. Turn left onto North Salem Road and follow it to Mount Holly Road. Turn right at the Y junction and go 1.2 miles to where Mount Holly Road makes a sharp left. Continue straight ahead for 0.4 mile to reach parking to the left for two cars with high undercarriage
    No public transportation 
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    Region:Westchester County