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Hudson Valley Farm Hub + Hudson High Banks Preserve / 6:30am

Once a renowned, family-owned sweet corn farm, the Hudson Valley Farm Hub is developing a comprehensive applied research program that will be tailored to the Hudson Valley and focused on resilient agriculture and climate-smart farming practices.

The Farm Hub provides a land-base for experimentation to support partnerships with research institutions, regional educators, and farmers. In this way, it is uniquely positioned to realize its intention to become a true center, or “hub,” for sharing information, innovations and ideas.  Projects on soil health, perennial grains, novel crops, riparian habitats and flood management are being developed in conjunction with Cornell University and other partners.  Research can also play a critical role in providing information to Hudson Valley farmers on production and marketing of new crops. 

A great habitat for field birds and pollinators alike.

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Scenic Hudson High Banks Preserve / 7am

This 287 acres preserve was opened in October 2016 and has three miles of trails.  It contains bluffs offering superb vistas of the Hudson River as well as extensive wetlands, wildflower-filled meadows, hardwood forests and shoreline along Esopus Lake.  A steep trail climbs 200 feet to the upper parkland with features that include additional Hudson River views, former carriage roads that lead to the lake, and a 110-foot boardwalk spanning a wetland.  It is a good location for foraging neotropical migrants and raptors overhead.

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