"Passion is lifted from the earth itself by the muddy hands of the young; it travels along grass-stained sleeves to the heart. If we are going to save environmentalism and the environment, we must also save an endangered indicator species: the child in nature."

― Richard Louv, Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder

Upcoming Hikes / Paddles

Walking in Gratitude (Silent Walk and Meditation) – Saturday, November 27, 11:00 AM

2022 Nature Walks  and Paddles

Annual Winter Bird Count – Saturday, January 08, 7:30 AM 

Check back soon for additional 2022 listing  

Events are free and open to the public. 

No pets please. 

 

Directions to the ECC Preserve

Esopus Bend Nature Preserve

DOWNLOAD HERE – ESOPUS BEND_Trail Guide 7_2016

Directions:

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.

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.

Around the Bend

Walking in Gratitude – silent walk and meditation in EBNP - On Saturday, November 27, 2021, Thanksgiving weekend, Celeste Graves, MA, will be leading a silent walk and meditation in ESOPUS BEND NATURE PRESERVE in Saugerties, NY. We are delighted to also have the expert assistance and support of Kathy Carey who will be co-leading the event. As in previous Nature Walks with Celeste ....
Annual Winter Bird Count - The 17th annual Esopus Bend Nature Preserve Winter Bird Count (WBC) will be conducted on Saturday, January 08, 2022.  Participants will census wintering birds throughout the 160-acre Nature Preserve. Pre-registration is required.
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