Hike takes in view from Jensen's Ledges


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  • The view from the top of the trail (Photo provided)



— National Park Service rangers will lead a free hike on the Bouchoux Trail, commonly known as Jensen's Ledges, in Lordville, N.Y., at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 13.

This difficult two-mile round trip hike leads to a panoramic view of the Upper Delaware River Valley at the summit of Jensen’s Ledges. Quarrying bluestone was once a large industry in the area, as evidenced by the large bluestone piles still visible today.

As the trail ascends to the summit, hikers will learn about the flora found around them and the many different uses of these plants both historically as well as today. Early settlers once combed this forest for the diverse hardwoods such as oak or chestnut and likewise it is the draw of the forest that brings people back in the present day.

The Bouchoux Trail is one of six trails featured in the “Take a Hike!” brochure, which gives names, locations, descriptions, and difficulty levels of trails in the Upper Delaware River Valley. It also provides a checklist to keep track of the trails you’ve hiked which can be turned in upon completion for a “Take a Hike!” patch.

Wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots, and bring water, snacks, bug spray, a walking stick, and a camera.

Meet at the trailhead. Lordville is located off Route 97, approximately 18 miles north of Callicoon and seven miles south of Hancock, N.Y. To get to the trailhead from Lordville, turn onto Bouchoux Road and travel 2.8 miles. You will see the trail head on the left side at the end of the cul-de-sac.

To learn more about this program or other programs offered throughout the summer call 570-685-4871.


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