EXPLORE: ISRAEL WITTMAN SANCTUARY
ISRAEL WITTMAN SANCTUARY
Check out the newly expanded parking area. A project made possible by grant funding awarded by The New York State Conservation Partnership Program.
Location: End of Old Sawmill Road, Saugerties
Trail type: Hiking trail on old woods roads
Difficulty level: Easy
Dog friendly: No dogs permitted
Note: Bikes allowed
Parking: Parking is limited to the small lot. No parking allowed along Old Sawmill Road
Located in the Zena Highwoods area where the Towns of Woodstock, Saugerties, and Ulster meet, this 123-acre Sanctuary offers two beautiful mile-long, walkable, bikeable trails, through a mixed hardwood and coniferous forest, featuring vernal pools, a seasonal stream, bluestone quarries, and rock walls, This Sanctuary is named after the donor’s father, and to further protect the forest habitat and animals, dogs are not allowed. The preserve is located at the end of Old Sawmill Road in Saugerties, NY with on-site parking allowed for only 5 cars in the designated parking area by the kiosk. If the parking area is full please return at another time.