Category Archives: Hiking

Laurel Ledges Natural Area

The Laurel Ledges Natural Area consists of 6 preserves and has trails for hiking. Sterling Farm Town of Patterson – 37.0 Acres. About the TrailThe trail is steep in the initial ascent and final descent but it is not overwhelming. On the descent, a guide rope is present to make it a bit easier. The trail […]

Ice Pond Conservation Area

Shawe Preserve Town of Patterson – 18 acres.Preserve Overview: A rugged, heavily wooded hillside overlooking Ice Pond, the Shawe Preserve is part of the Ice Pond Conservation Area. The Shawe Preserve was donated to the Putnam County Land Trust by George and Pam Shawe in 1976. The preserve has no road frontage and an access […]

Peach Lake Natural Area

The Peach Lake Natural Area consists of three connecting preserves and a scenic trail system. Paul Fitchen Preserve The Paul Fitchen Preserve is part of the Peach Lake Natural Area. Acquired from Putnam County, 1990. Consists of 48 acres of wooded wetland, low slope, and wet meadow communities. From Brewster, take Rt. 6 east and […]

Diverting Reservoir Trail

Town of Southeast Trail Overview:  This hike is unique to PCLT since it does not own the land beneath the trail.  In fact, this isn’t technically a PCLT preserve at all.  The trail is located on water supply property owned by New York City, and this project represents collaboration between PCLT, New York City’s Department […]