Bashakill Wildlife Management Area

Wurtsboro, New York

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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.
Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures

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Hiking New York: A Guide to the State's Best Hiking Adventures

by Rhonda and George Osterag (Falcon Guides)

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.

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

Recent Trail Reviews

10/20/2015
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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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May 2018