Acorns, beechnuts, & other hard nuts!

This is a re-post of an Outdoor Observer by Rod Christie about the production of hard mast–acorns, beechnuts, & other hard nuts–and its impact (both good & bad) on the many animals that depend on it.

Cliff Trail Now Open

Mianus River Gorge celebrated the opening of the new Cliff Trail with donors, trustees, and the Jolly Rovers Trail Crew on Saturday, June 1, which was also National Trails Day. Many months in the making, the trail is nearing completion and can be safely navigated while the finishing touches are being applied. The trail was […]

C’mon out for a hike!

Welcome to Mianus River Gorge! Have you hiked the newly opened section of the Red Trail this summer? Visited the iconic Havemeyer Falls? If you are part of a scout troop, hiking club, class, or other large group, why not consider an outing to Mianus River Gorge Preserve? Simply give us a call at (914) […]

Trails are open!

Trails are open! Welcome to the Mianus River Gorge Preserve, an oasis of rich woodland and old-growth forest one hour’s drive from New York City. The preserve is open to the public from April 1 through November 30 from 8:30am to 5pm for hiking only. The hiking paths are narrow and winding, well kept, yet […]

What We’re Working on this Winter …

What We’re Working on this Winter … You’d think that after acquiring 52 acres to add to the land the Mianus River Gorge protects that Executive Director Rod Christie and the Board of Trustees would rest over the winter. But, as always, Rod is thinking about the next land conservation and protection opportunity in the […]

Winter Trail Rest Dec. 1 to Apr. 1

Trails are Closed for their Winter Rest December 1 to April 1 Ever since 1986 the preserve has been closed to hikers for its winter trail rest to prevent the Gorge from being loved to death. We all know the damage caused by uncontrolled visitation in some of our state and national parks. Overuse of […]

MRG Needs Your Help to Meet a Challenge Grant!

Mianus River Gorge has received an enticing “Challenge Grant” to boost our efforts to raise the remaining capital to fully fund the historic High Tor acquisition. It’s simple. If MRG can raise an additional $20,000 for the purchase by December 31, 2018, a generous, anonymous donor will match the total amount raised up to $20,000. […]

Summer Reading

Welcome to the old-growth forest! Walking through the Gorge, many say, is like visiting “the forest primeval” — deep, dark and old, more like the venerable redwood forests of the west than the second-growth forests so common in the east. Visitors get the feeling they are stepping back in time and getting a rare glimpse […]

Thank you Xylem!

Xylem Volunteers Help MRG Get a Jump on Spring Projects Invasive Species Control—Thanks to a volunteer group from Xylem’s Watermark Outreach Program, we made a dent in the ongoing battle with invasive plants and vines that constantly threaten the Preserve. Volunteers helped pull and bag garlic mustard to prevent the plants from re-seeding. They also […]

Volunteer Trail Crew

MRG is grateful to the volunteers who came out for our most recent Volunteer Work Day. Preserve Steward Veronica Leeds wants to keep the energy going and invites you to join the MRG Trail Crew! The Trail Crew gets together once a month to do what it takes to keep the Gorge’s hiking trails in […]