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Granite Mountain Preserve hiking

Hudson Valley, New York, United States

By lydia.crawford

Granite Mountain Preserve Statistics

What are the activities at Granite Mountain Preserve ?

Hiking

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Why choose a trail at Granite Mountain Preserve?

The Granite Mountain Preserve is a beautiful nature reserve in upstate New York. The preserve is home to a wide variety of wildlife, including deer, bears, and bobcats. Visitors can enjoy hiking and camping in the preserve's many forests and meadows. The preserve is also home to several pristine lakes and rivers, which offer excellent fishing and swimming opportunities.


What are the services on site?

Rate & open hour

Access fee $ 0.00
Schedule
Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMTuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMWednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMThursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMFriday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMSaturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMSunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Coordinates
-73.828876
41.3774372

What are the coordinates and address of Granite Mountain Preserve?

Granite Mountain Preserve
(845) 424-3358
Peekskill Hollow Rd, Putnam Valley, NY 10579, USA

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Starting Point

The Granite Mountain Preserve is located in the town of Cold Spring, New York. To get to the start of the trails, take NY-9D north from the village of Cold Spring for about 2.5 miles. The preserve will be on your left. There is a small parking area at the entrance to the preserve.

Why visit Granite Mountain Preserve

The Granite Mountain Preserve is a beautiful place to visit in upstate New York. The preserve is home to many different types of wildlife, including deer, bears, and bobcats. There are also several miles of hiking trails that wind through the forest and offer beautiful views of the surrounding mountains. The preserve is open year-round, and there is no admission fee.

Is Granite Mountain Preserve in New York a good place for the whole family?

There is no definitive answer to this question as each family's needs and wants will vary. That said, Granite Mountain Preserve does offer a variety of activities and features that could make it an appealing destination for families. These include hiking and biking trails, a playground, a pond, and a picnic area.

Things not to be missed

The best activities near Granite Mountain Preserve in New York are hiking, biking, and bird watching.

1. Hiking: The preserve offers more than 12 miles of hiking trails, ranging from easy to difficult.

2. Wildlife viewing: Visitors can see a variety of wildlife, including deer, coyotes, and hawks.

3. Picnicking: There are several picnic areas in the preserve, perfect for a relaxing day outdoors.

4. Camping: The preserve offers primitive camping opportunities for those who want to get away from it all.

5. Fishing: The preserve's streams and ponds offer great fishing opportunities.

Where to eat?

1. The Boil and Bite - This place is known for their Cajun cuisine and they have a few locations around the city. They have a great outdoor seating area that would be perfect for a summer day.

2. The Meatball Shop - This place is known for their delicious meatballs and they have several locations around the city. They also have a great outdoor seating area that would be perfect for a summer day.

3. Shake Shack - This place is known for their burgers and shakes and they have several locations around the city. They also have a great outdoor seating area that would be perfect for a summer day.

Let’s Answer Your Questions - FAQ

What are the opening hours ?

Monday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMTuesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMWednesday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMThursday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMFriday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMSaturday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PMSunday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Is the place are families friendly?

No

Is there an information center / service center / reception?

No
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Lydia Crawford, an extraordinary woman with an insatiable zest for life, has become an inspirational figure to many through her adventures and infectious good humor. Born and raised in a small town nestled in the mountains, Lydia developed a love for the outdoors at an early age. Her childhood was filled with hiking, camping, and exploring the wilderness, experiences that shaped her into the avid outdoorswoman she is today.

She life was a celebration of adventure, joy, and the great outdoors. She lived with a fierce determination to enjoy every moment and to share that joy with others. Her legacy is one of laughter, exploration, and an unwavering love for the natural world. Lydia's spirit continues to inspire those who knew her and those who discover her story, reminding us all to embrace life with open arms and a heart full of joy.

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