19 September 2009

Sterling Forest Conservation Day

This seemed well worth passing along:


Enjoy hikes for all ages amidst the fall foliage!

On Sunday, September 27, the Sterling Forest Partnership will hold its 11th Annual Sterling Forest Conservation Day with a variety of hikes in Sterling Forest State Park.

Between 9 AM and 1:30 PM, hikes will leave from the park's Lautenberg Visitors Center at 116 Old Forge Road, Tuxedo, NY 10987, off Long Meadow Road, approximately five miles north of County Route 72 or approximately four miles south of NY Route 17A.

Donald 'Doc' Baynes, environmental educator and historian of Sterling Forest, will lead two regional history hikes on the Lakeville Ironworks Trail -- at 9:30 AM and at 1:30 PM. Doc will explain the importance of this iron rich area during both the American Revolution and the Civil War.

There will be family hikes around Sterling Lake and to the 60-foot Fire Tower leaving at 10 AM. Other hikes will depart as demand dictates.

The Sterling Forest Partnership, formed 22 years ago, was instrumental in the preservation of Sterling Forest and continues to advocate for protection of the park and its surroundings.

For further information, please contact Sterling Forest Visitors Center 845-351-5907 or Tom Thompson 201-848-1080.

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