Though this blog primarily focuses on NJ natural spots, it does delve occasionally in nearby NY parks most notably in Central Park. But today’s blog will delve into beautiful Sterling Forest NY via the 2.75 mile McKeages Meadow Trail.
The trail begins on the east side of Long Meadow Road via a yellow triangle blazed connecting trail from Sterling Lake Loop trail. The main blaze is yellow with a blue/green line. The trail passes through Laurel Meadow Ponds showcasing plenty of flowering lily pads.
The trail features swampland, upland and of course meadows. Indian Pipe was found just starting to sprout.
It would be great to hold a meeting in this conference room in the picture below. I wonder how we can reserve it?
As we walk, we see a sign reminding us that hunting is not allowed.
This trail goes for about 3 miles (add another mile or so round trip if you include the connector trail) and showcases much of what makes Sterling Forest State Park such a unique place.
Feel free to comment below with any bird sightings, interesting plants, memories or suggestions! Thank you and have fun exploring!