Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mt. Ivy Swamp,
Samuel G Fisher Environmental Park

Pomona/Mt. Ivy
Rockland Co.,
New York

Hiking Trails:
Unnamed Railroad bed Trail: Unblazed

Total Time: 0:40 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: Wetlands and Foliage
Cons: Confusing parking, same route back

This hike is a flat hike on a two-track abandoned railroad trail trough a wetlands area. It is short and easy, and I had wanted to do a quick hike in the area that wasn't too strenuous and view the foliage. I was here hiking in this same area exactly 2 years ago in 2013 and I did the same exact hike. As last time, I was confused about the parking since there are signs here stating parking here is only for the citizen residents of the nearby building, so to play it safe, I parked on the side of the road opposite the parking area, where my car barely fit. I walked down this flat and straight trail to the other end, where it is near Route 202 at a construction site. Once I got there, I turned around and walked back the same way in the opposite direction.

Map of the Route. Harriman/Bear Mountain Trails Southern Map.

Near the Beginning of the Trail

The Straight and Elevated Path Through the Wetlands

Foliage Along the Way

Looking Through the Swamp Area with the Ramapo Mountains in Background

Foliage on the Return Route

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