Constitution Marsh Audubon Center and Sanctuary Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Take an intimate look at a tidal marsh from the inside, surrounded by head- high vegetation, gently flowing water, and the songs of marsh-loving birds. Not many rivers in the United States have the close connection to ocean tides that we find here at the Hudson River. According to local legend, Native Americans called the river Mahicanituck, or “waters that never stand still,” and they learned to use the ebb and flow of the tidal current to navigate in small boats.
The river hosts five tidal marshes that behave much like the salt marshes found in ocean ecosystems. Constitution Marsh is one of these, and its unique ecosystem has earned it designations as a Significant Coastal Fish and Wildlife Habitat, a New York State Bird Conservation Area, and an Audubon Important Bird Area."