An irreverent opinionated compendium of what's interesting upstate.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Ferncliff Forest Game Refuge and Forest Preserve

Mount Rutsen Road near River Road
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

192 acres of mixed deciduous and hemlock forest, much of it "forever wild" old growth, with wetlands and rock outcroppings. Great moderate hiking trails.

The land of John Jacob Astor IV's Ferncliff Farm was donated in 1963 by his daughter-in-law Brooke Astor to the Rotary Club of Rhinebeck.

Open year round.