Took a day trip up to Rye, NY to do a nice easy hike in the Marshlands Conservancy. You can easily reach it from NYC by taking Metro North. The Conservancy itself is about a mile away from the train station, so you can walk that as well. We had excellent weather during our trip (July 4th). It’s an easy hike, mostly flat, with very easy to follow trails. Also lots of animals. You can see a map here.
Some of the trail under the trees.
A bridge out into the sunny field.
The path continues along the tree line.
Stay out of the high grass.
Duck under this tree.
Far in the distance: the Jay House – boyhood home of the 1st Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay.
Benches are sporadic but nice to have in the heat.
We enter the marshlands.
The clouds helped with the sun, so we didn’t cook too much.
We find a ruin on one of the paths.
A hole in the ground of a house.
The remains of a chimney.
Looking out onto Long Island Sound.
Many boats out on the Sound.
Find the Osprey nest.
A newer bridge that leads back under the trees.
The next section of the marshlands appears.
This path is much less covered.
There is a golf course nearby, but there is little chance of being hit by a stray ball.
The marshlands are protected.
Some trees have fallen and this is how they deal with the big ones.
A feather in a stump, with moss.
Next week: The many animal run ins we had on the hike in the Marshlands Conservancy.