Catskill, Greene County
Hudson River Valley, New York State
At 480-acres, RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary is the Hudson River's largest tidal swamp forest.
The RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary is an important feeding area for heron, waterfowl and migratory birds. It is also a breeding ground and nursery for American shad and bass. This property is co-owned by The Scenic Hudson Land Trust and the National Audubon Society.
Attractions in this wonderful 480-acre forest includes more than three and a half miles of trails, Twenty-eight-foot wildlife observation tower, kayak and canoe launch to the river (following half-mile walk from parking area). Note that canoe/kayak access to the Sanctuary is by way of the RamsHorn Creek that connects to the Hudson River (nearest put-in is Catskill Point).
Things To Do
Birding | Bird Watching
Canoeing / Kayaking
Hiking / Walking Trails
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Crossing the Rip Van Winkle Bridge from east to west, turn left at first traffic light onto Route 385. Continue 2.5 miles through the Village of Catskill. Left on West Main Street after crossing the Catskill Creek. Continue 0.8 miles to small rotary; exit rotary on Dubois Road. Proceed 0.1 miles to RamsHorn parking area on right.
After a day of hiking, walking, and nature study, pack a picnic from the produce at one of the
local farms in the Hudson Valley. Or dine at one of many excellent
restaurants in Greene County, New York.