Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Samuel G Fisher Environmental Park

Mt. Ivy
Rockland Co.,
New York

Total Time: 0:45 hours
Estimated Distance: 2.0 miles (roundtrip)
Level of Difficulty: Very easy
Level of Recommendation: Recommended for a short and easy walk
Points Of Interest: Hike on old railroad bed through wetlands
Pros: Interesting wetlands
Cons: Confusing parking situation, follow same route back

Google Map of Parking:

View 2013 Hiking Locations in a larger map

This is a very easy hike through an old abandoned railroad bed through a wetlands area. There are often interesting birds to be seen here, and in the fall this made a nice foliage hike. The hike is short and very easy, with no elevation gain on a straight path. The trail is on an elevated grade above the swamp below, and is entirely straight throughout its duration. It starts off Pomona Road, and parking is at the parking area at the citizen's center. There are signs here stating parking here is only for the citizens residents, but I believe hikers/strollers are allowed to park here as well, and I did so. I do with they made this less confusing and designated hikers parking without the confusing signage. I walked down the trail all the way to the other end, where is hits a construction spot near Route 202, and then I turned around and walked back the same route.

Map of the Route

Entrance to the Park

Foliage Scene Along the Trail

More Foliage Scenes Walking Along the Trail

Foliage in the Swamp

Nice Reds and Greens

Marshy Area of the Minnesceongo Creek

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