Tag: Hiking

Hiking Steepletop: Expanded Tour of the Grounds at Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Home, Jul 22

This tour allows visitors an expanded view of the wonders of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s home, Steepletop. The tour will include a selection of Millay’s nature poetry, much of it inspired at Steepletop. The tour will be exploring areas of the property not included in the regular House or Grounds & Gardens tours. Be advised that this is a hike. Guests will be walking over uneven terrain, through the forest and the fields. Some of the property may be boggy, so please wear attire appropriate for hiking.

For those who wish to take a tour of Millay’s home afterwards, a 12:30pm tour will be offered for the price of $12.

Sunday, July 22 2018, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Meet at Tamarack Cottage Visitors Center 15 minutes before the hike begins.

Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Steepletop
440 East Hill Road
Austerlitz, NY

Please call or email to make a reservation. This is an extremely popular tour.



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Turning a Landfill into a Hiking Trail

CLCYesterday, the Columbia Land Conservancy published a proposal to convert the former Hudson landfill into a public recreation and natural area. The plan would create a network of walking trails that would link Hudson to Harrier Hill Park via the 714-acre Greenport Conservation Area currently located between the two.

The proposed natural lands would be within walking distance of downtown Hudson and would include educational programs about the varied ecosystems of the land and the history of shoreline settlement.