Preserving Saugerties' Natural LegacyNavigation
Looking westward at the upper Esopus Creek. Esopus Bend Nature Preserve is a unique 161-acre preserve located partially within both the village and town of Saugerties along a dramatic bend in the Esopus Creek less than a mile from the Hudson River. The preserve borders Barclay...Read More
― Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder
Annual Winter Bird Count – Saturday, January 07, 2023 (7:30 AM)
Signs of Spring Nature Walk – Sunday, March 19, 2023 (8:00 AM)
Tree Identification Walk – Saturday, April 22, 2023 (9:00 AM)
Spring Bird Migration – Sunday, April 30, 2023 (7:30 AM)
Breeding Birds and Butterflies – Sunday, June 18, 2023 (8:00 AM)
Events are free, pre-registration is required and group size will be limited. No pets please.
DOWNLOAD HERE – ESOPUS BEND_Trail Guide 7_2016
SHADY LANE ENTRANCE at 10 Shady Lane – From 9W: Take Overbaugh St. Make a left onto Simmons Dr., a right onto Appletree Dr., and a left onto Shady Ln. Small parking lot available.
STERLEY AVENUE ENTRANCE at 50 Sterley Avenue – From 9W: Look for a sign on the Saugerties Bowlers Club sign post. Take Highland Ave. across from Barclay Heights Diner. Make a left behind Simmons Plaza, continuing along Highland Ave. Take a right on Blue Hills Dr., a left on Dewitt Dr., and a right on Sterley Ave. Parking lot and entrance at end. Please note: parking area is not plowed in winter and may be inaccessible. Open dawn to dusk, no parking after hours.
KALINA DRIVE walk-in entrance at One Preserve Way From 9W: Take Overbaugh St. which continues to Kalina Drive. Entrance is on the right, just before Edgewood Dr.
Parking is limited. Please carpool whenever possible.