Our first hike of 2014 is scheduled for Friday, April 25 at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. Located in Pound Ridge, NY, this is a 4000 acre park with 42 miles of trails over varied terrain. We will select a trail approximately 4 to 5 miles in length and the hike should take about 2 ½ to 3 hours.
The trails are well maintained and somewhat less difficult than those at Mianus River Gorge, which we hiked last October. The hike will be followed by lunch (optional). Spouses, significant others, friends and guests are welcome to join the hike.
No entrance fee is charged of seniors during the week in the off-season and there is plenty of parking available. We plan to assemble at 10.00 am at the parking lot near the entrance of the park (where the ticket booth is located). There are restrooms here. At 10.10 am we will proceed as a group by car to the trailhead which is a short distance past the ticket booth on Michigan Road.
This hike is led by Sunil Saksena who can be reached at 203-561-8601(cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Take exit 35 off the Merritt Parkway and proceed north on High Ridge Road( Rt 137 N).
- Continue on Rt 137 North for approx 8.5 miles and bear left at the fork towards Pound Ridge onto Stone Hill Road which is still Rt 137N.
- Continue till the T-junction at the end of Rt 137 N and then make a right turn towards Cross River onto Old Post Road (Rt 121 N) . After about 2.9 miles make a right turn just past the Baptist Church located at 1789 Old Post Road.. This right turn is clearly marked as the entrance to the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.
- Proceed on this road (Reservation Road) till you reach the ticket booth.
( The distance from Exit 35 on the Merritt to the ticket booth is just under 14 miles and will take about 30 min depending on traffic).
Official address of the Park is 4 Reservation Road, Cross River, NY 10518