Appalachian Trail Hike to the Iconic Dover Oak, learn about epic Arbor Day Volunteer Project | Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area


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Appalachian Trail Hike to the Iconic Dover Oak, learn about epic Arbor Day Volunteer Project


MetroNorth RR AT Station Stop
991 Route 22
Pawling, NY 12564

41.594273 -73.587234

County: Dutchess
Region: Mid Hudson


  • September 22, 2018, 10:00AM


Event Type Walk/Hike Description The hike starts at the Appalachian Trail Boardwalk, west of the MetroNorth RR AT station stop, which is just south of Native Landscapes, 991 Rt 22. We will hike west (southbound,) across the 1600' boardwalk which was finished in 2012. It spans the Great Swamp, New York State's third largest freshwater wetlands. A bridge at the end takes you over the Swamp River and you'll head up through a forested hillside. At the top of Corbin hill, the path opens onto farmlands and follows along the perimeter of one of the fields. Heading off the hill, you will arrive at the Dover Oak on West Dover Road in Pawling. This magnificent landmark is over 300 years old, and with a 20' circumference. It is reportedly the largest tree on the 2180 mile footpath from Georgia to Maine, and is on the NYS "Big Tree" Registry as the largest White Oak. For more information: On Instagram: @harlemvalleyatcommunity Organization Hosting the Event Harlem Valley Appalachian Trail Community Phone Number 212-410-7817

Additional Information

Moderate ascent/descent
Additional Equipment Required: Water, bug spray, sun screen, snacks

Event Duration (hours): 3
Difficulty: Moderate
This event is NOT Suitable for children under: 6
Length (miles): 4
Boots Needed: No

Family Friendly: Yes
Walking Distance to Amtrak or Metro North Station: Yes
Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
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