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    Essex, NY 12936

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Essex Quarry Nature Preserve


Description: The terrain is easy and flat, with a few rocky sections along the edges of the quarry. It is hard to get lost, as there are "You are Here" maps at all intersections. The trail travels around the quarry, through mixed forests, and along the edges of fa Erm pastures. It is a perfect place for families with small children. The Bluestone Trail takes you to and circles the quarry. The Red Trail is a woodland loop trail beginning on the west side of the quarry, you can branch off and get on the Green Trail, which leads you through the forest to and along the northern property line, where you’ll look out over farmland and end up back on the Bluestone Trail. The Yellow Trail is a short loop trail that spurs off the Green Trail. It goes through the forest and along an old stone wall.


Click here to check out the plants that live at Essex Quarry!


Directions: Click Here For Google Directions.


Essex Quarry Nature Preserve is 1/2 mile south of the blinking light in Essex. Park in the preserve or better yet, park at the Essex Ferry and go on a Bluestone Tour of Essex on your way to the quarry.


(These trails can be found as E3 on the Central Champlain Valley CATS map).


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