Bashakill Wildlife Management Area

Wurtsboro, New York 12790

Bashakill Wildlife Management Area

Bashakill Wildlife Management Area Professional Review and Guide

"At this 2,200-acre wildlife management and bird conservation area—more than half of it freshwater wetland—a former railroad grade rolls out an avenue to relaxation and nature discovery. Part of the greater Long Path, this rail-to-trail travels at the eastern edge of Bashakill Marsh, which is the largest freshwater marsh in southeastern New York.

At this premier bird-watching site, birders delight in spring-nesting warblers and waterfowl, brooding summer birds, and fall migrants. Here both daylight and evening watches are possible. Six trailheads access the rail trail, readily allowing hopscotch or car-shuttle travel."

Bashakill Wildlife Management Area Reviews

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10/20/2015
This is between 'Hugenot', 'Cuddlebackville' and Wurtrsboro'.It is a nice area but the marshes are hard to walk in. One could drive by the marshes but it is a very slender road. They have a quaint vineyard , and a great variety of birds.
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Trail Information

Wurtsboro
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
13
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Access
6.5-8.5 hours
Duration
Spring through fall
Best Times
New York State DEC, Region 3, 21 South Putt Corners Road, New Paltz 12561; (845) 256-3000; www.dec.ny.gov
Local Contacts
Bashakill Wildlife Management Area DEC brochure (obtain at DEC office)
Local Maps