During the 2015 Hudson Highlands Land Trust Take-A-Hike! season, you'll get the chance to experience the natural scenic and historic resources of the Hudson Highlands in unique ways. There is no cost to join HHLT on a hike (except for Castle to River, the season's program fundraiser), but advanced registration is required. Family-friendly hikes are stroller accessible, except where indicated.

To register for a hike, contact us at 845-424-3358 x6 or info@hhlt.org.

Take a Walk in the Woods, Sunday, Sept. 27 - Exciting things are happening in the forest! Bill Schuster, Black Rock Forest Consortium Executive Director, will lead us through this natural living laboratory (including newly added lands) and talk about how scientific knowledge is put into action, helping threatened animals and plants survive, controlling the impact of invasive species and protecting natural resources, like local drinking water. Meet: 10:00am, Black Rock Forest Lodge; Duration: 2 1/2 hours; Level: Difficult/Challenging

Stories Around Little Stony, Thursday, Oct. 1 - Join Jonathan Kruk, Cold Spring's own Master Story Teller, and learn about the fanciful side of Hudson Valley history with tales of the Culprit Fae and the other imps and witches that have lived along this majestic river. This is a fun hike for families with young children. Meet: 5:00pm, Little Stony Point Park Bridge; Duration: 1 hour; Level: Easy/Family-friendly

Castle to River, Sunday, Oct. 18 (a Take-a-Hike! Program Fundraiser) - Castle Rock caretaker Chip Marks will share the secrets of this famous landmark, built by railroad magnate William H. Osborn in 1880, and then lead us in the footsteps of the Continental Army as we hike down to the river. Space is limited, register early. Cost: Adults $10, kids under 12 $5; Meet: 10:00am, Garrison Station Parking Lot, shuttle to Castle Rock will be provided; Duration: 3 hours; Level: Difficult/Challenging

Discover the West Point Foundry Preserve, Saturday, Nov. 7 - Scenic Hudson's 87-acre preserve is an important confluence of historic, archaeological and ecological resources. Mark Forlow, author of Images of America: West Point Foundry, and Scenic Hudson writer Reed Sparling, who worked on the preserve's interpretive features, will lead us through the site, the former home of the West Point Foundry. This hike is offered in partnership with Scenic Hudson. Meet: 1:00pm West Point Foundry Preserve parking lot at the end of Kemble Avenue, Cold Spring; Duration: 2 hours; Level: Easy/Family-friendly

25 Treasures of the Highlands

HHLT's 25 Treasures of the Highlands Geocache Adventure, a self-guided series of geocache challenges that will bring you to some of our favorite spots in the Hudson Highlands, will continue through October. Can you find them all?

Here's a printable list of coordinates and descriptions. You can also play along and interact with other geocachers on geocaching.com.

Surprise Hikes: HHLT members will get special email notifications of surprise hikes that are not available to the general public. Make sure we have your email address. You can join HHLT for free on our website (www.hhlt.org) to ensure that you are included in all that we offer!
To register for a hike, contact us at: 845-424-3358 or info@hhlt.org.

For more information, contact HHLT at 845-424-3358 x4 or info@hhlt.org.