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Search for Spring Flowers along Mossy Glen Footpath and Lower Awosting Carriage Road at Minnewaska

Saturday, May 21, 2022 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for an approximately three-mile hike along two footpaths and one carriage road, as we search for signs that spring has arrived in the Shawangunk Mountains. Starting from the Lower Parking Area, participants will hike along a very short section of carriage road before following Mossy Glen Footpath. This footpath can feature some beautiful spring flowers, like trilliums. Along the way, we will pass in and out of different forest types, hike along open rock slabs next to the Peter's Kill stream and hike through dense stands of rhododendron. At the end of Mossy Glen Footpath, we will follow a short section of Blueberry Run Footpath, cross a wooden foot bridge, and continue back to our starting location on the Lower Awosting Carriage Road, which is easy walking. While we finish up our hike, we will search for other spring wildflowers, such as violets, bluets, and fringed polygala. Meet in the Lower Parking Area. Pre-registration is required by calling the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center at 845-255-0752.

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