Teatown Lake Reservation

Today we tried out another hiking spot about 50 mins. north of NYC. Teatown Lake Reservation is located in the Hudson Valley & contains a series of hiking/walking trails totaling 15 miles; there are gardens, picnic areas, and even a “raptor walkway” where unreleasable, injured birds of prey are housed and used for education purposes. This nature preserve was made with the intention to educate people about the environment including an outdoor classroom area and signs around the main lake walkway showing how to be environmentally friendly and educating you on the different plants and wildlife endemic to the area.

And, its dog-friendly!

For whatever reason, our phone map directed us to a secondary parking lot, not the main one by the educational buildings. We preferred this lot-plenty of roomy parking and shade. I knew as soon as I saw the lot I was going to like it here!

entering from the parking lot

entering from the parking lot

There was a huge map of the trails and surrounding areas right at the start. There were dog poop bag dispensers hung on those posts in the picture! The trails were all well-marked. The only thing we couldn’t find were bathrooms, they might have been in the nature center, but the center is closed on Mondays. No water fountains either so bring your own! We spent over 2 hours here and explored maybe a fourth of the area. We saw a few families, a few couples, and about 6 other dogs. Definitely planning another trip here soon, its so close to the city & yet so beautiful and well-maintained! Highly recommend this nature haven for everyone!

This is the closest Zeke has ever gotten to actually swimming! He is usually NOT such a water dog! Next time I’m bringing his 50 foot leash & I’m sure he’s going in all the way!

 

 

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~ by manicivy on August 19, 2013.

7 Responses to “Teatown Lake Reservation”

  1. Took Donna to the beach the other day and once she got used to it, she wanders further and further drinking seawater – -… hadn’t thought about a 50ft leash but that now sounds like a fantabulous idea!

  2. Looks like such a great hike!

  3. […] * I’m not sure the exact spelling of Mikki’s name 😛 ** Note: I do not advise letting the dog go off the leash if they don’t have the greatest recall. A better alternative may be to put the dog on a 50-foot leash as I have learnt from Zeke’s adventures. […]

  4. […] * I’m not sure the exact spelling of Mikki’s name 😛 ** Note: I do not advise letting the dog go off the leash if they don’t have the greatest recall. A better alternative may be to put the dog on a 50-foot leash as I have learnt from Zeke’s adventures. […]

  5. […] I HAD to pick this picture (from our trip last summer to Teatown Lake Reservation) as my […]

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