First Fridays Preschool Nature Walk – Announcing a new monthly preschool nature walk that will explore nature together on the first Fridays of the month from 1:30-2:30 during the school year–September to June. Contact Shantala DuGay-Iyengar at for more information.

Monday, October 14th (Columbus Day) at 11:00am, Lewisboro Land Trust board members invite Increase Miller Elementary School families to to join us for a guided hike of the recently-cleared Brownell Preserve. The two-mile loop trail is rated moderately easy and will take about 1 to 1-1/2 hours. Sturdy shoes are required as there is some uneven terrain. There is plenty of parking at the trailhead — which is at the end of Harriet Lane, off Route 138, (close to Indian Hill, Arbor Hills, and Increase Miller Elementary School) in Goldens Bridge. We look forward to introducing you to the Brownell Preserve trail with the hopes that you will return and enjoy it on your own or with your family! Rain will cancel. Dogs on leash are welcome.

Hike in Peak Fall Foliage, October 20, 10am to noon at Leon Levy Preserve. Witness the spectacular fall foliage of Leon Levy Preserve with Peggy Nordgren as your guide.  All ages of welcome for this faster-pace hike through gorgeous scenery of deciduous forest and rocky outcrops.  Meet in Leon Levy Preserve parking area on Route 123, South Salem. (1/4 mile south of rte 35) Steady rain cancels.

Kids Fall Foliage Hike. October 20, 10-11:30 at Leon Levy Preserve. Led by naturalist Jim Nordgren. Participants will learn to identify tree species and understand why some shed their leaves in autumn and others don’t. Meet at LLP parking, Rte 123, South Salem. Steady rain cancels.

Hike THE BACK WAY- Hiking into Ward Pound Ridge Reservation from rte 35. November 3, 10am-12:30pm. We will explore thé seldom used Town Park Trails into (Northern) WPRR, through the forest and along the River to Kimberly Bridge. Approx 5 miles of fall colors. Rated moderate in speed and terrain. Meet at the upper parking lot (above the ball field) at the Lewisboro Town Park. Route 35, South Salem. Steady rain cancels.

Teen Adventure Hike And Pizza Party, November 5, 10:30am-12:30pm. Guided hike through Leon Levy Preserve to the Black Mansion and ruins of a 19th century farmhouse. Cliffs, wetlands, and forests. 3-4 miles. Pizza party at the native plant garden. Teens of all ages welcome. Co-sponsored with the Lewisboro Library. Please pre-register at Meet at Leon Levy Preserve parking, Route 123, South Salem. Steady rain rescheduled to Nov 12.

Nature Walk, Nature’s Adaptation to Seasonal Change, November 16, 2019 10am to noon. Leon Levy Preserve. Explore how plants and animals cope with the change in seasons by changing their behavior and their biology.  This easy hike led by naturalist Jim Nordgren is open to all ages and to anyone curious about the local landscape. Meet at Leon Levy Preserve parking, Route 123, South Salem. We will hike the new trails east of 123. Steady rain cancels.

Adult/family Hike AND Kids Scavenger Hunt, Friday November 29, 11:00-12:30, Old Field Preserve. Walk off those Thanksgiving calories with two events. Kids program led by Shantala DuGay-Iyengar. Meet at OFP parking, Mead Street, Waccabuc. Steady rain cancels.

Walking Tour of Geology, December 8, 2019 noon to 2pm at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, Rte. 121, Cross River. Take a tour through geologic history with naturalist Krista Munger.  We will visit the Indian Rock Shelter and Raven Rocks on this 3 mile round-trip through billion-year old Fordham Gneiss and Pound Ridge Gneiss formations.  Meet at the Pell Hill Parking Area, WPRR. ($10 entrance fee per car) Steady rain cancels.


Family Holiday Caroling Hike and Crafts at Onatru Farm. December 15, 10:00-11:30. Meet at Parks & Recreation building, Onatru Farm , 99 Elmwood Rd., South Salem. Short hike while singing holiday carols. Afterwards, we’ll warm up in the Onatru Farm House with hot cocoa and candy canes and create acorn ornaments for seasonal decorations. Recommended for ages 4+. Steady rain or snow cancels.


Animals in Winter, January 25th, Kids program with Animal Embassy. Details TBD.


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Lewisboro Land Trust’s NEW TRAIL GUIDE is printed!

This 2016 edition is the first update in 11 years, with all new maps (by Jim Nordgren) and descriptions of the 24 preserves in Lewisboro.
You can pick up a copy at any of the following locations:
The Lewisboro Town House or Lewisboro Library, both on Main Street in South Salem, The Lewisboro Parks and Recreation offices at 99 Elmwood Road, South Salem, or at Cross River Wine Merchant on Route 121 and Route 35.
A donation envelope is enclosed; $9 is suggested. Or to order online, click HERE,
and we will send you one. Get yours today!


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