Summer 2010

Summer Walks & Hikes

  • July 17th: Butterflies & Bridges in partnership with HHLT

Hubbard Lodge in Fahnestock State Park is home to a beautiful secret treasure: the Ann O’Dell Memorial Butterfly Garden.  Join HHLT staffer and President of Friends of Fahnestock and Hudson Highlands State Parks, Katrina Shindledecker for a tour through the garden and then a hike along part of the School Mountain Road trail featuring a series of bridges and interesting views.  Meet: 10am Hubbard Lodge, Route 9, Cold Spring, NY Duration: 3 hrs.

  • July 24th: Breakneck Ridge
  • August 14th: Sunk Mine Road


Spring 2010

Keep Putnam Beautiful Highway Clean-up Schedule

  • May 8th from 10am to 1pm, Meet at the Nest Child Care Center on Chestnut Street (Route 9D)


We've adopted Route 9D in Cold Spring. Click here for our cleanup crew schedule.

Mountain Laurel Outdoor Rec Fest

Sunday, May 16, 2010 - 9am - 3pm

Unplug your family and participate in the Mountain Laurel Outdoor Rec Fest. Learn about canoes, orienteering, outdoor skills, adventure challenges, birding and nature. Food and beverages are available. Donation: Adults $2 Kids $1.

Taconic Outdoor Education Center (TOEC)
75 Mountain Laurel Lane
Cold Spring, NY

Phone: (845) 265-377



Winter 2009-10

The Arden Point Bridge in Hudson Highlands State Park was repaired due to the generosity of an anonymous donor.  It is now open and available for a brisk, early spring outing. Enjoy!


Fall 2009

Building Bridges Bridge # 3 in Fahnestock was finished in early November. We gathered on Saturday, December 6th at 9:30 to celebrate the completion of the project thanks to volunteers from FoFHH, NY-NJ Trail Conference, Fats in the Cats, and Putnam Horse Council. They did more than just build a bridge.

Speaking on the Environment: Fred Koontz On October 29, 2009, Fred Koontz talked about the "Hudson Hills and Highlands Bioregion." Our first scheduled Speaker event! This FREE program was jointly sponsored by FOFHH and Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries (BIRE). Place: Center for Environmental Innovation and Education at Denning's Point (part of Hudson Highlands SP), Beacon, NY. 

Spring 2009

FoFHH Inaugural Picnic, May 2009