The Schroeder Trail
This 1.2 mile trail follows an old farm
road and footpath down to and along
Esopus Creek, looping back over a
historic Carriage Road, which was
once used to gain access to a scow
ferry that crossed Esopus Creek at
Stony Point. Yellow spur trails (3), (4)
and (5) lead to viewpoints of the
creek and Stony Point.
The Meadow Trail
This trail leads to a restored meadow
(8) and to the area known as the cove,
located across from Saugerties village
beach. There is a view of the cove
from the blind (9).
The Wetlands Trail
This trail leads to the wetlands, an
environmentally sensitive area. From
the trail, there is a view of the
wetlands (10) and of a beaver dam
(11). Hikers should remain on the
trail at all times. A boardwalk will
eventually be built to provide greater
access into the wetlands.
The South Trail
Scheduled for completion in 2007, this
trail will skirt the Esopus Creek south
through a mixed hemlock forest, then
turn inland into a deciduous ravine,
following a year-round stream with a
small cave (1) and waterfall (2).
Yellow spur trails will lead to a
viewpoint on the creek (6), and climb
to the highest point on the Preserve
(7), dissecting the South Trail loop 150
feet above sea level.