Vassar Farm and Ecological Preserve

This morning I went for a jog with my family on Vassar’s wooded trails. Time to shed those extra winter pounds…sigh. Anyhow it’s an activity we like to engage in now that spring is in the air. The trails are part of Vassar’s Farm and Ecological Preserve. An interesting fact was that this farm was used to grow the food provided in the Vassar College dining halls. Today the land has a rugby field, wooded trails, community gardens, and an ecological preserve.  When you walk or run the trails you’ll see signs of the research being conducted by the Vassar scientist. It’s pretty cool.

Anyhow it’s a great place to visit if you’re looking to work out or just get in touch with nature. The place does have some rules though. There’s no camping or taking home of any of the wild nature, so no picking of the beautiful wild flowers that sprout 🙂 . You’re also supposed to keep pets leashed. I’m guilty of not doing this every now and then. My pup doesn’t like to be leashed when jogging. Anyhow I highly recommend that you go.
The trails aren’t that long. So, no worries if you’re not an avid hiker, walker, or jogger. Here’s the link to the length and difficulty of their trails http://farm.vassar.edu/map/ .

Happy Adventures!

-The Hungry Red Fox

P.S. If you like walking trails check out my post on the Locust Grove trails https://thehungryredfox.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/locust-grove/

Location: 124 Raymond Ave.-Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Travel Time: 13 minute car drive * They have free onsite parking.

Hours: Sunrise-Sunset

Cost: Free

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