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Nellie Hill Preserve in Dover Plains, NY

Nellie Hill Preserve in Dutchess County boasts scenic views and ponds with trials to walk and birds to watch. protected by The Nature Conservancy

The Red Trail is 1.3 miles. Follow the path up the hill to the preserve’s entrance onto the Red Trail. The Blue Trail spouts off of the Red Trail and is .11 miles.

“Nellie Hill is famous for its globally rare plants, animals, and regionally rare calcareous cliffs, all of which attract a wide variety of birds. The Red Trail loop is a level and short trail that boasts wild flowers, nature views and bird watching through woods and meadows. The trails are good for walking, hiking, running and snowshoeing in the winter. Pets are not allowed at this facility. In recognition of its rare flora and fauna, the Nature Conservancy recently donated Nellie Hill Preserve to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, as the first parcel establishing the Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge.” – DC Parks & Trails

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195 S. Nellie Hill Rd.

Dover Plains, NY 12522

Nearby Towns: Millbrook, Pawling

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Whitlock Preserve in Clinton Corners, NY

Whitlock Preserve in Dutchess County offers two, short trails for walking and leisure – The Waterman Bird Club recommends this site for bird watching. In addition to walking trails, there is a pond and picnic tables and an interpretive kiosk at the trailhead’s parking lot.

Orange Trail: Easy, .31 miles

Blue trail: More difficult, .63 miles

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Rt. 82 & Knight Road

Clinton Corners, NY 12514

(845) 868-1310

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