9:00 AM09:00

Tour Peckham Quarry

Explore the bedrock underlying the Great Swamp as Gary Metcalf of Peckham Industries takes you on a walk down to the azure blue pond at the bottom of the mine.

OLC Boardmember Theresa Ryan will host this First Saturdays event, back this year by popular demand. Fun for kids of all ages. 

RSVP here, info@oblongland.org or 845-855-5993

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10:00 AM10:00

Guided Hike of the Appalachian Trial

A Trail Runs through It 

The Oblong Land Conservancy, is proud to announce a hike led by Dick Stapleton. The talk will be about the succession of the former Stapleton farmland with a particular focus on trees, how the property came to the NPS on behalf of the National Appalachian Scenic Trail, and the local history.  

Participants include Ron Rosen, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, who will describe the challenges faced by NPS in rerouting many of the 2180 miles of Trail, and Jim Nordgren, JN Land Trust Services, who will point out the changing habitats.

The hike is co-hosted by the Oblong Land Conservancy, the Harlem Valley Appalachian Trail Community, and the Naromi Land Trust.

Meet at the AT parking lot on Rt 55, Sherman CT, east of Hoyt Road. Appalachian Trail Parking

RSVP: Oblong Land Conservancy Limited to 35. Rain or shine.  Hiking boots are recommended, and protection against ticks is critical.



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Walk and Talk with Mycologist Sue Van Hook
11:00 AM11:00

Walk and Talk with Mycologist Sue Van Hook

  • Dover Stone Church (meeting at Dover Elem. School) (map)
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The Oblong Land Conservancy and the Dutchess Land Conservancy are proud to co-host a hike with Sue Van Hook, an engaging and renowned mycologist. We will meet at the Dover Elementary School parking lot at 11:00 am, hike to Dover Stone Church in search of mycelium, then gather to practice keying our finds.

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