Join New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forester Ian Dunn for a scenic daytime hike into Vernooy Falls on Sunday, October 11th. Experience the beauty and sounds of the relaxing waterfalls along the Vernooy Kill. Learn about the history of early settlers and their use of the stream and lands while eating lunch at the falls. Vernooy Falls is located within the Sundown Wild Forest in the hamlet of Kerhonkson within the Town of Rochester, Ulster County. The hike is an easy/moderate out and back hike of about 3.6 miles total and 3 to 4 hours duration.
Wear good hiking shoes and dress in layers. Bring plenty of water and lunch.
Leashed dogs are permitted.
Attendance will be capped at 15 people so sign up early.
Register using the form below. For information or to cancel contact DEC Forester Ian Dunn at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (845) 256-3083.
Directions: We will meet at the Upper Cherrytown Road Trailhead at 11:00 am. To reach the Upper Cherrytown Trailhead for Vernooy Kill Falls, follow Rt. 3 (Samsonville Road) from Route 209 (about 1.5 miles north of the junction of Rt. 209 and Rt. 44-55) 3.4 miles to Upper Cherrytown Road. Make a left onto Upper Cherrytown Road, and continue for 3.8 miles to the DEC Upper Cherrytown Road Trailhead.