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Thompson Pond Preserve
|Park Overview:|| |
A nature preserve that encompasses a glacial bog-pond with a diverse wealth of fauna and flora.
|Trail Uses:||Hiking, X-C skiing|
|Trail Miles:||4 miles|
|Park Acreage:||507 acres|
|Buy Book:||New York Walk Book |
|Park Description:|| |
Thompson Pond was formed as the glacial ice melted 15,000 years ago. Today it is a thriving ecosystem of marsh, swamp, forest, and pond. A stopover for migratory birds, it also hosts almost 400 different plant species. The pond and its surroundings have been preserved by the Nature Conservancy and are designated a National Natural Landmark. See also Stissing Mountain Multiple Use Area.
|Trails Overview:|| |
A yellow blazed trail circles the pond. There are several side trails. Maps are available at a register box 300 yards up the trail.
In Pine Plains, head south on NY 82 to a right turn onto Lake Rd. Trailhead is 1.5 miles on the left.
|Contact Information:||The Nature Conservancy, Thompson Pond |