The Early Years

In the early 1950’s a group of concerned citizens led by Gloria Hollister Anable discovered in the Mianus River Valley a wild and free river running through a primeval forest, a natural area which had taken hundreds of years to create. They realized this was no ordinary forest. With development threatening to destroy this irreplaceable […]

Natural History

Geologists believe that tens of thousands of years ago, the Mianus River flowed from Banksville northward to the Stonehill River System in northern Bedford. South of the present day Gorge was another watershed flowing southward to Long Island Sound. The advancing Wisconsin glacier blocked the Mianus from flowing Northward and, as the glacier melted, it […]

The Long Walk

Beginning in 1952, an active group was dedicated to protecting the Mianus Gorge.  However, by late 1953, it was clear that the opinions of the group alone were not sufficient to secure the funding to protect the Gorge.   As one of the Founders put it, “to base a fund drive with any prospect of success, an […]

Mianus River Gorge’s Mission

Founded in 1953, Mianus River Gorge, Inc. is an independent, not-for-profit organization, whose mission is to preserve, protect and promote appreciation of the natural heritage of the Mianus River watershed through land acquisition and conservation, scientific research and public education throughout the region.  A 501(c)(3) non-profit conservation and education organization, Mianus River Gorge: Protects over […]