Esopus Bend Nature Preserve, on the banks of the Esopus Creek in Saugerties, is a 156-acre preserve with a northern hardwoods-hemlock forest, a transitional deciduous woodland, a semi-open meadow, emergent wetlands, and shallow and deep water coves. The Preserve is a valuable stop for migratory birds in both spring and fall and constitutes a significant wintering ground for a diverse array of birds, including a number of uncommon half-hardy species. For guided walks, see www.esopuscreekconservancy.org.
Directions: From US 9W, turn west on Overbaugh Street at the southern boundary of the village of Saugerties. Follow the signs to the preserve’s main entrance on Shady Lane or a secondary entrance on Kalina/Edgewood Drive.
Latitude, Longitude: 42°03’56″N, 73°57’30″W
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