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Quarry Hike at Sloan Gorge Preserve
October 4 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
During the the 1800’s, bluestone quarries dotted the landscape of Woodstock and the surrounding area. Today, explore one of these quarries at Woodstock Land Conservancy’s Sloan Gorge Preserve. Wander the new stone paths, created this summer by the NYNJ Trail Conference’s Rockalala trail crew, and discover how nature has reclaimed the quarry, creating a unique landscape. e
Richard Heppner, Woodstock town historian and the Geezer Corps will explain the history and quarrying methods that were used to extract bluestone. In case of bad weather, this event will be cancelled. This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Woodstock Land Conservancy. For weather related updates, check the Woodstock Land Conservancy website or Facebook page.
Event Duration: 1.5 miles, 2 hours
Level of Difficulty: Moderate-Difficult
Leader(s): Richard Heppner
Bring: warm clothes and bug spray, water.
Dogs allowed: Yes, only with permission of event leader
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We will be meeting at the Sloan Gorge Preserve parking lot at 487 Stoll Road, Woodstock NY, 12498.
From the center of Woodstock, take Rock City Road .6 mile, then turn right on Glasco Turnpike. Go 1.7 mi and then turn left on West Saugerties Rd. After 1.1 mi, turn right on Goat Hill Rd. Bear right at the corner again for .1 mi to Stoll Rd. Turn left on Stoll Road. After .2 mi you’ll see the WLC kiosk on the left. Please park only in the Sloan Gorge parking lot.