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MGV Guided Hikes 2024

  • Saturday, May 18, 2024, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Saturday, June 15, 2024, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Saturday, July 13, 2024, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Saturday, August 17, 2024, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Saturday, September 21, 2024, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Saturday, October 19, 2024, 9:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County Master Gardener Volunteers on guided hikes as we explore Putnam County’s natural beauty, land use history, and the invasive species that threaten our natural resources.

Date Difficulty Level Location
May 18

Rain Date:

May 19

Moderately Strenuous

4 Hours, 5 miles

Hubbard Lodge Fahnestock State Park combines a walk along an old road through long-abandoned farms with gradual elevation change along East Mountain. Hike includes hilltop views, impressive stone walls, and a ridge of red cedars.

June 15

Rain Date: June 16

Moderately Strenuous

3 Hours, 3.5 Miles

Big Woods/Charcoal Burners is a hike through mature stands of mountain laurel with views of two ponds, open fields and beaver activity. The name Charcoal Burners Trail honors the Putnam County residents who produced charcoal for fuel.

July 13

Rain Date:

July 20

Moderately Strenuous

3 hours, 3 Miles

Bill Huestis (Kent) Join us for a hike through a scenic native forest off historic Farmer’s Mills Road, passing through boulder fields, thickets of mountain laurel, and wide swatches of ferns and lichen. Trails are rocky and rooted in many places, with some seasonal streams.

Aug 17

Rain date: August 18

Easy to Moderate

2.5 Hours, 4 miles

Arden Point and Glenclyffe Loop.This hike rambles up over rocky outcroppings offering expansive views across the Hudson River to West Point and the surrounding highlands.Heading inland the trail travels Benedict Arnold’s escape route through tall stands of bamboo before crossing a stream.


Sept 21

Rain date: September 22

Moderately Strenuous

4 Hours, 3 miles

Garrison School Forest This hike includes the North and South Redoubt fortifications from the Revolutionary War. Hike will include a stream, woods and views of the Hudson River.

Oct 19

Rain date: October 20

Moderately strenuous

4 Hours, 3 miles

Clearpool Model Forest Hiking Trail goes through the 1st model forest established east of the Hudson. It connects the blue, orange, yellow and green trails. It goes through land once owned by the Smalley family.

ONLY 1 PERSON PER REGISTRATION FORM - $10 per person (ages 16+, minors must be accompanied by parent)

Waiver Required. Link will be sent on registration confirmation and must be completed prior to event.


$10 per person (No Refunds) all Registration Links Above

Last updated June 12, 2024