Enjoy the Hudson Valley’s Natural Beauty, Virtually

Enjoy the Hudson Valley’s Natural Beauty, Virtually

Brewster, NYNot ready to hit the trails just yet? Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County brings the forest floors and sweeping views of the Hudson Valley directly to your living room!

In these short videos, preview our favorite trails, learning a little about the area’s history, natural resources and invasive species impacts. Did you know you can trace our farming heritage in the forest, or see where historic industries reshaped the land . . . only for forests to take it back?


Why videos? Ed Illiano of Lake Carmel, program founder, says, “The hikes provide the community with a healthy opportunity to enjoy and learn about the forests all around them; the videos help to entice people to get out there and observe nature with new knowledge.” Sometimes exploring a new hike can be intimidating, or maybe your body can’t quite hit the trails this season. Virtual hikes give you a taste of the trails without any worries.

Researched and presented by Master Gardener and Master Naturalist Volunteers, these hike videos were developed with help from Boscobel, the Putnam County Historian, Hudson Highlands Land Trust, Friends of the Great Swamp and Manitoga-The Russel Wright Design Center. Engaging community partners strengthens the fabric of Putnam County’s communities. Funding from the Hudson River Valley Greenway makes this program possible.

View the videos at the CCE Putnam YouTube Channel youtube.com/@cceputnam4984 Then get ready to hit the trails.

For more information call Jen Lerner, Cornell Cooperative Extension at 845-278-6738 ext. 216, or email jjs95@cornell.edu.


For information about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County’s community programs and events go to cceputnamcounty.org. Stay connected to CCEPC on Facebook at Facebook.com/cceputnam, and Instagram at Instagram.com/cceputnam and Twitter/@CCEPUTNAM


Cornell Cooperative Extension of Putnam County provides equal program and employment opportunities.  Please contact our office at 845-278-6738 if you have any special needs.


Cornell Cooperative Extension is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities and provides equal program and employment opportunities. If you have a disability and are having trouble accessing this information or need materials in an alternate format, contact putnam@cornell.edu for assistance.

Author: Harlem Valley News