Very well described in 22 Hikes in Philipstown, “A sampling of the many trails within our community” prepared by the Philipstown Greenway Committee in 2005, is the unmarked but nicely maintained trail loop in Phillipstown Park on Route 9D south of Cold Spring.
It is a magical place of wonderful colors, light and natural textures. I would not be at all surprised to see a band of elves scampering into the woods, their tiny feet dancing on the lush green moss.
Other areas where the trees open up letting the sun in there is thick undergrowth that is enticing.
It is a moderate walk that you can loop, back and forth, twice in an hour.
Since moving here in January, we have only hiked five of the 22, I guess we better get to it. If we are to see them all before winter.
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