A Day Trip to the Marshlands Conservancy in Rye, NY

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.

Some of the trail under the trees.

A bridge out into the sunny field.

A bridge out into the sunny field.

The path continues along the tree line.

The path continues along the tree line.

Stay out of the high grass.

Stay out of the high grass.

Duck under this tree.

Duck under this tree.

Far in the distance: the Jay House - boyhood home of the 1st Supreme Court Chief Justice John Jay.

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.

Benches are sporadic but nice to have in the heat.

We enter the marshlands.

We enter the marshlands.

The clouds helped with the sun, so we didn't cook too much.

The clouds helped with the sun, so we didn’t cook too much.

We find a ruin on one of the paths.

We find a ruin on one of the paths.

A hole in the ground of a house.

A hole in the ground of a house.

The remains of a chimney.

The remains of a chimney.

Looking out onto Long Island Sound.

Looking out onto Long Island Sound.

Many boats out on the Sound.

Many boats out on the Sound.

Find the Osprey nest.

Find the Osprey nest.

A newer bridge that leads back under the trees.

A newer bridge that leads back under the trees.

The next section of the marshlands appears.

The next section of the marshlands appears.

This path is much less covered.

This path is much less covered.

There is a golf course nearby, but there is little chance of being hit by a stray ball.

There is a golf course nearby, but there is little chance of being hit by a stray ball.

The marshlands are protected.

The marshlands are protected.

Some trees have fallen and this is how they deal with the big ones.

Some trees have fallen and this is how they deal with the big ones.

A feather in a stump, with moss.

A feather in a stump, with moss.

Next week: The many animal run ins we had on the hike in the Marshlands Conservancy.

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About nsantasier

I am an actor, fight choreographer, playwright, and photographer based in and around NYC. I shoot on a Canon Rebel XS with either a Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens or a Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4.0-5.6 IS Telephoto Zoom lens as they are the only lenses I currently own.
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  1. Pingback: Animal Encounters in the Marshland Conservancy | Visions of my World

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