The Hudson Highlands Land Trust opened a parking area on Nov. 29 at its Granite Mountain Preserve in Putnam Valley that can be accessed from Peekskill Hollow Road. It has 12 spaces and will soon include an information kiosk. Hudson River Valley Greenway provided funds for the parking area and trail improvements.
The land trust also plans to purchase an adjacent parcel that will expand the preserve from 358 to more than 500 acres. Hiking is not allowed while it upgrades and reroutes the trails, but guided tours can be arranged. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.