Appreciation Hike: Stockbridge Mountain-Hippo Rock Hike and Camp Tour

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Take a tour of our Welch Trail Education Center, which houses our hardworking Conservation Corps from spring through fall. Hear the exciting work completed by our 2022 crew and what is on deck for the upcoming season.

Together we hike to the summit of Stockbridge Mountain, along the way we will encounter two unique rock formations, Hippo Rock and Cave Shelter. We will also visit, Stockbridge Shelter and the Baileytown Cemetery. Basic cardiovascular fitness is required for this hike, which contains a moderately steep climb. 

Learn more about the improvements underway at the Welch Trail Education Center.

Distance: 4.5 miles
Difficulty: Moderate
Elevation: ~ 600 gain


Welch Trail Education: Map locator

Directions and map from intersection of NJ Route 17 and I-287:

Directions and map from intersection of NYS Thruway and Garden State Parkway extension:

Take NYS Thruway North to Harriman exit. After paying toll, exit right.  Turn left at stoplight and follow signs for US Route 6 East.  Turn left onto Route 6 East and follow up the long hill.

At the junction with Route 293 keep right to stay on Route 6 East. Route 6 continues downhill passing between two lakes.  IMMEDIATELY after passing lakes, make an easy-to-miss RIGHT onto a small road (Baileytown Rd).  Look for a Trail Conference person to direct you the rest of the way to the camp. (You will proceed down Baileytown Road as it veers left. Camp will be on your left.)  

Trail Program Highlight: Celebrating Our Conservation Corps

In celebration of AmeriCorps Week and in the spirit of “getting things done,” we’re highlighting our Conservation Corps! This program is dedicated to training the next generation of environmental stewards to preserve the integrity of trails and natural areas and engage volunteers to inspire a deeper appreciation for the care that open space requires. 

Join us in learning more about our Conservation Corps as we celebrate AmeriCorps Week March 12-18!

March 12th, 2023 from  9:00 AM to  1:00 PM
Welch Trail Education Center LT-1
Baileytown Road
Harriman, NY 10926
United States
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Coordinator Jennifer Zack
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