Take in great views and green buildings on this loop through a diverse Hudson Highlands preserve used for teaching and research. Black Rock Forest’s history is intertwined with that of Storm King, its betterknown neighbor to the east. Both were preserved by the actions of Dr. Ernest Stillman, who began buying land in the area during the 1920s to develop better forestry techniques. Both were threatened by the proposed Consolidated Edison power plant proposal in the 1960s, which led to a landmark ruling that aesthetics could be considered as part of a project’s environmental impact. And fortunately, both are open to the public for hiking and other types of lowimpact recreation today.
Cornwall, NY - Cross-Country Skiing,Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking,Snowshoeing - Trail Length: 4.3