Boscobel Celebrates New Trail of Discovery

Event includes wolf program by Wolf Conservation Center April 19

Samples of the newly designed trail plaques, created by artist Stacey Farley. Each will be on display throughout the Trail of Discovery, identifying various flora, fauna and wildlife.

Samples of the newly designed trail plaques, created by artist Stacey Farley. Each will be on display throughout the Trail of Discovery, identifying various flora, fauna and wildlife.

Putnam County revels in an abundance of hiking trails. Few, however, can boast of groomed trails, streams, bridges, gazebos, identifying plaques and views of the Hudson River as found at Boscobel House & Gardens’ Frances Stevens Reese Woodland Trail. The trail was developed in 1997 and named in honor of the late Frances Stevens Reese, a member of the Boscobel board and Hudson Valley environmentalist. The trail includes interpretive signage identifying native specimen trees, plant species and more.

At 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 19, the Woodland Trail is being rededicated as The Frances Stevens Reese Woodland Trail of Discovery — a self-guided discovery hike.

“This project is essentially an outdoor exhibit that unfolds in the context of a Hudson Highlands setting,” Boscobel Executive Director Steven Miller said. “The trail includes 36 newly illustrated plaques depicting local birds, plants and wildlife, as well as new interpretive signage and free map brochures.”

The Wolf Conservation Center of South Salem N.Y., will give a presentation about wolves and their relationship to the environment, and the human role in protecting wolves. The WCC’s presentation will include its traveling ambassador wolf, Atka. Events take place from 10 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. Admission is free. Register at by April 16.

Photos courtesy Boscobel

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