Skill Level: easy
Elevation Gain: 150
Type of Hike: out and back
Trail Condition: dirt
Wow Factor: views of the wetlands
How to get there: Take I-84 to exit 65. Head east on 312. Make a left at the light onto Farm to Market Road. Go past the schools and the preserve will be on the left before Indian Hill Road. The parking lot has a steep drop off. It holds about 5 cars.
Address: 166 Farm to Market Rd, Brewster, NY 10509
This is a well maintained trail that follows the wetlands that lead to Ice Pond. Head down the trail from the right corner of the parking lot. You’ll cross over a stream and head up a bit following the well-trod yellow trail.
At the Y forks, stay right and follow the edge of the water through a very cool hemlock forest. Keep going until you reach the end.
The trail dumps out onto the Mayfair Line bike path which is not open to the public (5/2020) and you could get ticketed for being on it.
When you’re done, turn around and head back the way you came.
Dogs: on leash