Henry Morgenthau Preserve

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Location: Pound Ridge
Distance: 1 mile
Skill Level: easy, good for little walkers
Elevation Gain: minimal
Type of Hike: lollipop
Trail Condition: trail, boardwalk
Wow Factor: huge white oak

How to get there: From I684,take exit 4.  Follow 172 East.  Make a left to stay on 172/Old Post Rd.  Follow 172 right at the triangle.  The tiny entrance sign is in between Tatomuck Rd. (opposite side) and West Ln.
Address: Henry Morgenthau Preserve, 66-, 74 Pound Ridge Road, Pound Ridge, NY 10576

Summary:

From the parking area, head to the right corner and the opening in the stone wall.  Head down past the kiosk and up the hill on blue.

Pass over the short boardwalk and come to the split in the blue trail.  Hang a right for a tiny bit easier path.

Make a right onto the yellow trail.  This makes a loop back to the blue trail but you want to take the little side trail to the right down to the huge Great White Oak tree just past the rock wall.  This thing is humongous and has holes to explore and an informative sign.

Head back up to the yellow trail and keep right back to the blue trail over some wandering boardwalks.

Head right at the intersection to get back on blue.  Follow it down to the pond and check out the house across the way and the crumbling old bridge.  You can look for fish but there is no fishing allowed.

Keep following blue as it loops back around to the beginning Y intersection.  Stay straight/right to head back to the parking lot.

Facilities: none
Hunting: no
Dogs: no

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