Distance: 1 mile
Skill Level: easy
Elevation Gain: 100′
Type of Hike: out-and-back
Trail Condition: trail, rocky
Wow Factor: pretty views of the lake
Note: the stone chamber is on private property and you should stay out, the marsh trail was completely under water in winter of ’15/16
How to get there: From Route 6 or I-684, take NY 312 east. Turn left and Farm to Market Road 1 mile (pass Indian Hill Road on the right). Make a left on an unnamed, single lane, private residence road (lots of mailboxes and the trail sign). Cross over the little bridge and pull straight into the parking area. There is only enough for one wide but three deep if you are all together. There is a stone chamber on the right.
Address to get you close: 243 Farm to Market Rd, Brewster, NY 10509
Summary: Head straight back from the car. The trail will go fairly straight south for a few minutes. Follow the Ridge Trail right up and over the first hill. It is literally a ridge so there are drops on either side but not terribly rocky or terrifying. Head down, passing the turn for the marsh trail.
Start up on the second hill. About half a mile from the start of the hike, it will dead end. There look to be trails that go further but they are off property and have unknown destinations. Turn around and head back the way you came.
You can attempt the marsh trail. It is a nice, flatter hike next to the water but the trail was completely covered in large spots and we had to bushwack. There does seem to be a game trail that parallels these spots. It will link back up with the main trail you took out, with the Ridge Trail heading left and the car straight.