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Cary Institute Forest Ecology Walk


Cary East (Gifford House) parking area
2917 Sharon Turnpike
Millbrook, NY 12208

41.789478 -73.724571

County: Dutchess
Region: Mid Hudson


  • September 11, 2022, 10:00AM


Event Type Walk/Hike Description At 10am on Sunday, September 11, join Cary Institute forest ecologist Dr. Charles Canham for an interpretive 2-mile walk along the Wappinger Creek Trail. While exploring our forests, fields, and wetlands, Dr. Canham will discuss how land use has transformed Hudson Valley landscapes. Discover how current forest composition is a reflection of past farming practices, and how the future forest will be influenced by climate change, pests and pathogens, and air pollution. The walk will begin at the Cary East (Gifford House) parking area, located at 2917 Sharon Turnpike (Rt. 44) in Millbrook, N.Y. Wear hiking shoes and bring water; long pants are recommended. Register at Sponsoring Organization Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Contact Information
845.677.7600 ext. 236


Advance registration required.
Please register at For questions contact (845) 677-7600 x236 or

Additional Information

Hiking trails with some uneven rocky surface.
Additional Equipment Required: Participants should bring drinking water and wear hiking shoes or boots.

Event Duration (hours): 2
Difficulty: Moderate
Length (miles): 2
Path: Returns to start
Boots Needed: No

Barrier Free or Wheelchar accessible? No
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