Hike Reviews

June 05, 2016
were any  of these issues
were any  of these issues taken care of .... Or are the trails good to go?
March 11, 2016
Cranberry Lake Confusion
My husband and i did this little hike on 3/11/16, near the end of a winter that was oddly warm and had very little precipitation of any kind. It was extremely hard to find the Preserve coming from the north (we wish your "find-a-hike" section included directions for people coming from north of Rockland or Putnam counties). Then when we got there, we found the blazes on the trails to be few and far between -- and confusing. (The "purple" blazes consist of a faint, washed-out pink on a white square, for example.) To make matters worse, the maps at the Nature Center are black-and-white and it's hard to read the legend for the blazes. Worst of all, when you can figure out the preserve's map, it doesn't match the NYNJTC map! We're glad we stopped at the nature center, though, because they told us that two of the bridges mentioned in your directions are washed out. Also, it was very muddy and even a bit buggy, despite this being early March! All in all, we were a bit disappointed.
August 13, 2012
Virtual Tour of Cranberry Lake Preserve!
Great Description of a wonderful hike! Check out NJUrbanForest.com's description of this beautiful preserve! http://njurbanforest.com/2012/08/13/westchester-countys-cranberry-lake-p... Packed with photos!
August 23, 2011
Nice Late Afternoon Walk
I am always looking for nearby walks that I can do in a couple of hours.  This one fit the bill nicely.  Lots of nice variety in the trails.  I do have to say that someone seems to have gone a little blaze crazy.  In such a small park, there was trails marked yellow, orange, red, blue, turquoise, pink, green.  But if you follow the turns as indicated in the description you should be okay.  It was a warm afternoon and the trail passed through bogs and wet lands but it wasn't as buggy as I thought it might be.  Maybe all the frogs ate the bugs.