EXPLORE: SNAKE ROCKS PRESERVE
SNAKE ROCKS PRESERVE
Location: Top of Nordic Drive. Walk steep ¼ mile hill from Yerry Hill parking spots.
Trail type: Hiking trail
Difficulty level: Moderate
Dog friendly: Dogs allowed on leash
Parking: Parking is limited to two spots along the guardrail on Yerry Hill Road, south of Nordic Drive. Parking is
not permitted on Nordic Drive
This 36-acre preserve offers a one-mile looped trail, located off of Yerry Hill Road in Woodstock was known to the local community as “Snake Rocks.” It is a blend of mixed forest, with an immense old quarry with a picturesque quarry pond, walking trails, and open views of the Wittenberg Valley, as well as winter views of the surrounding mountains. The abandoned bluestone quarry from the late 1800s supplied bluestone for some of New York City's most famous buildings. You might catch a glimpse of koi swimming in the quarry pond. Parking is quite limited, with two marked spaces on Yerry Hill Road, necessitating an uphill ¼ mile walk to enter the right of way leading into the Preserve.