Saugerties Lighthouse Trail is on a narrow spit of land at the confluence of the Hudson River and Esopus Creek in the village of Saugerties. Accessible at low tide, the 1/2-mile long trail passes through a stand of hardwoods, providing views of both the creek and the Hudson River, on the way to the Lighthouse. Migratory passerines find food and respite in the large trees; waterfowl congregate at the mouth of the creek in winter; herons, egrets, and shorebirds visit the tidal mudflats; and sparrows and wrens spend winter months in the reed thickets.
Directions: Follow US 9W north through the village of Saugerties. Where 9W curves sharply to the left, turn right onto Mynderse Street. Go 0.3 miles and turn left onto Lighthouse Drive. Go 0.4 miles to reach the lighthouse parking lot just after the US Coast Guard station. For additional information and directions visit http://www.saugertieslighthouse.com.
Latitude, Longitude: 42°04’22″N, 73°56’12″W
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