Brilliance hidden in forest canopy

In the northeast we are fortunate to have our forests growing older.  As forests age, soils become more complex, topography more undulating, species composition more diverse, and the layering of the forest more apparent – herbaceous, understory, and overstory habitats more defined.  One indicator of this change, is the presence of a distinctive group of […]

Remember to Donate Before December 31

Making a gift to Mianus River Gorge this holiday season can be a gratifying experience that also will help us fulfill our mission in the coming year. Whether you choose to make a cash gift, a gift of securities, or join The Anable Society by indicating a bequest or giving a major gift for land […]

Giving Tuesday Match Opportunity

GIVING TUESDAY MATCH OPPORTUNITY Perhaps you’ve received an appeal from Mianus River Gorge asking you to support important land and water protection efforts in the Mianus River Watershed and throughout the region. If you’ve already donated, we sincerely thank you for your support. If not, we’ll let the words “Giving Tuesday” serve as a gentle […]

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 […]

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 […]