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Esopus Bend Nature Preserve

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Bird and Butterfly watchers destination

This 160 acre jewel along the banks of the Esopus Creek is known for its trails and Nature... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Saugerties, New York
A Saugerties treasure

Esopus Bend is a wonderful conservation area brimming with birds, butterflies, and flora and... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Saugerties, New York
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18 Jun 2018
“Bird and Butterfly watchers destination”
15 Nov 2016
“A Saugerties treasure”
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

This 160 acre jewel along the banks of the Esopus Creek is known for its trails and Nature Education walks. Dogs are permitted on leash in clearly marked areas. No biking or swimming allowed. Visit their website: esopuscreekconservancy.org for more info and trail map.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank enterthewoods
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Esopus Bend is a wonderful conservation area brimming with birds, butterflies, and flora and faunna. It's free and the trails are well-maintained and can be walked easily. Their have been eagle sightings. The Preserve offers ample chances to visit with a knowledgeable guide, so that's...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank chris30174
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Well marked & cleared trails, easy hiking. Some wildlife, including deer, beaver, bald eagle...no facilities that I saw. My dogs would have loved it..

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank Handsome2015
Reviewed 1 July 2015

A fairly easy hike.. I was surprised to come out around houses as it was so peaceful. It was dog friendly as long as you clean up after them

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Noralop
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Access is in the Barclay Heights section of the Town of Saugerties in what used to be called the Windamere section. The161-acre preserve located partially within both the village and town of Saugerties along a bend in the Esopus Creek. The property was at one...More

Date of experience: March 2015
5  Thank OBX717
Reviewed 28 March 2015

One of my favorite places to go hiking in the area. The paths take you right to the Esopus creek which is a hidden gem in Saugerties. Great fun

Date of experience: August 2014
2  Thank Lefty02
Reviewed 25 November 2014

We love to go to different places to hike and this is one of our favorites. It has enough diversity to keep your heart pounding and gives you a good workout. The dog loves it.

Date of experience: September 2014
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22 May 2016|
Response from skibob_7 |
The preserve is open dawn to dusk