At Boscobel in Garrison there is a wonderful trail of discovery named after the late Frances Stevens Reese who was a celebrated advocate of land conservation in the Hudson Valley.
It is a “a self-guided discovery hike for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages which provides ample opportunities to learn about the history and environment of a natural forest, Constitution Marsh and the Hudson River.” Boscobel web site.
After paying admission you will walk past the main Boscobel house toward the trail entry point.
There is a map and brochures here. You can pickup one of these guides that will let you check off all the plant and wildlife you may see.
There are wood bridges.
“Frances Stevens Reese, was a founder and chairwoman emeritus of the environmental group Scenic Hudson. To members of her organization and to many Hudson River preservationists, she was known as the grande dame of the Hudson Valley. Franny Reese, as she was known, was a spark plug in a movement that began 40 years ago with a handful of local gentry who sought to check the unbridled development of the Hudson River Valley.” NY Times
The photo is Franny Reese signing the settlement to allow NY State to acquire and protect Storm King.
Boscobel House and Gardens
1601 Route 9D
Garrison, NY 10524
Phone: (845) 265-3638
Fax: (845) 265-4405