Teetertown Preserve

Teetertown Preserve (11/21/2009)
This is the Hike of the Week for 11/19/09 as described on the NY-NJ Trail Conference website. It's a very varied hike which goes through old farm land, past a lovely pond (where there were signs of beaver activity), down a steep descent on something called the "Geology Study Trail" (you can downloaded the self-guided tour, which includes explanations of six different stations, online), and then along the ravine, before climbing quite steeply back up the mountain, and then heading past the pond once again and back to the car. This morning we encountered a flock of wild turkeys (there must have been at least a dozen of them). They quickly walked away from us, in single file, not convinced by our reassurances that we were vegetarians ... it's probably too close to Thanksgiving for them to take any chances!

Total distance hiked today was just over 3.5 miles in about 2.5 hours.

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Old barns at the parking area

Sign about the old farm

View towards the valley

On the Pond trail

Cattle guard

Picnic tables by pond

Road along the pond



Beaver signs!

Cat tails

Huge mushroom

The Geology Study Trail

[Photo by Laura]

View to the ravine

Heading down


Reading about station 4

[Photo by Laura]


Continuing the descent

Dan and gneiss [Photo by Laura]

Hollow Brook

Hollow Brook and road


Stone arch bridge


Merv Griffin used to own this land

[Photo by Laura]

View from Teetertown Road

Foundation ruins

On the Blue Trail

A steep climb

View to the valley

View down the trail

Poison ivy

Wild turkeys

On the Blue trail

Creek crossing

One of several campsites

Crossing the field

Golden rod

Pond trail

Back to the pond



Farm buildings at trail head

Striking sky

Barn detail

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