Dr. Kudish discussing the proposed trail maps for the Preserve. Cinemetographer: Jake DeNicola
The trail system on the Preserve showcases a prime example of the mosaic of Catskill Mountain lands. Handmade stone walls that once likely lined Hardenburgh patent pastures now lay below stands of mature Maple, Beech and Black Cherry trees, open fields give way to native blueberries, and suddenly, a boulder; a gift from a glacier.
The Preserve offers a relaxing getaway, an afternoon stroll, an intense week of field study, or a primitive sleep away. Additionally the Preserve will showcase historically appropriate structures that may include lean-to’s, wigwams, longhouses and log cabins.
Annual gatherings are designed to build community “one stick at a time” and reconnect visitors with the natural cycle of the world around us.