Great Nature Quote
Monday Morning Mystery 082613

Mount Peter Cleanup: Sept. 1


Judy Cinquina writes:

On Sunday, Sept.1, from 9 a.m. until whenever, we'll be picking up debris, clearing trails & cutting small trees at this historic hawk watch founded by Stiles Thomas and Fyke in the 1950s.

Bring gloves & whatever tools required and plenty of liquids. Please let me know you'll be helping so I can send your name in to the NYDEC for insurance purposes.

And, of course, the Bellvale Farms Creamery is right down below the lookout. To know why I mentioned this, you must be a volunteer!

Regardless, come up and visit the watch this fall. Directions follow.

The lookout is located on the top of 17A, between Greenwood Lake and Warwick, NY, and is marked by a pair of microwave towers.  To reach the lookout, take Route 17 through Tuxedo to 17A and turn left.  Follow 17A up the mountain and into Greenwood Lake. 

Keep right when you reach the lake and follow 17A up the second mountain.  When you reach the top, you will see a sign for Bellvale Farms Creamery (excellent homemade ice cream) ahead. 

Turn right at the ice cream shop onto Kain Road and turn right again up the pot-holed dirt road to the lot or park down below.

Thanks, Judy! Judy's e-mail is  judycinq (at)