Clough Preserve

 

Location: Brewster
Distance: 1.5
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

Summary:

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. 

Facilities: none
Hunting: no
Dogs: on leash
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