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Hike Putnam: California Hill State Forest

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Submitted by heatherdarley on Tue, 06/06/2017 - 14:53

Join us as we hike California Hill State Forest in Kent/Putnam Valley area. Accessed from WayWayanda Court. Hiking to an old Civilian Conservation Corps camp built in the 30's reclaimed by forest. To register:

About Hike Putnam

Enjoy Putnam’s natural beauty on these free guided hikes!

Here in Putnam County there are so many beautiful natural places to explore. Numerous studies link walking in nature with improved mental and physical health, as well as stress relief. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County’s Master Gardener Volunteers will guide hikes on trails throughout the County beginning in May and running through September. Come learn more about natural heritage and discover the beauty of Putnam County.


These free, guided hikes will explore land-use, history, and invasive plants. On the second Saturday of each month (rain date the following Sunday) participants will embark together for a 1 ½ to 3 hour hike, depending on the location and the speed of the group. The tour guides will point out highlights along the way—describing the vegetation, invasive species, and wildlife, as well as historical significance of the area—in addition to answering questions from the audience.


Youth under 18 are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All hikers will need to sign a waiver. Join Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County’s Master Gardener Volunteers in a healthy, stress-reducing activity in beautiful Putnam County.



Katherine Everitt
Community Educator, Environmental Horticulture & Natural Resources

California Hill State Forest-Kent/Putnam Valley
Saturday, September 9, 2017 (All day)