Wassaic MUA (north)
Dutchess County, NY


Located north of Wassaic MUA (south). From the southern area go north on Route 22 and turn left onto Tower Hill Road (around green mileage marker 1184). Drive .9 of a mile and turn right into the marked parking area.


Commodore Vanderbit and Jay Gould were frequent guests of Gridley in Wassaic. Noah Gridley convinced Vanderbilt to extend his Harlem Valley Railroad through Wassaic to Amenia and on to the Irondale section of Millerton.


Brief stop. Have to go up hill quite a ways. Very different habitat than that down at Wassaic MUA (south). Upland forest here.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney, 10/23/01

Acer rubrum (red maple)
Betula alleghaniensis (yellow birch)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Carya ovata (shagbark hickory)
Carya sp. (hickories)
Fagus grandifolia (beech)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Ostrya virginiana (American hop hornbeam)
Picea abies (Norway spruce)
Quercus velutina (black oak)
Quercus alba (white oak)
Sassafras albidum (sassafras)
Tsuga canadensis (eastern hemlock)

Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus)
Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) *
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honeysuckle)
Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus sp. (blueberry)
Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)
Salix sp. (willow)
Viburnum acerifolium (maple-leaf viburnum)

Agrimonia sp. (agrimony)
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Arctium sp. (burdock)
Eupatorium rugosum (white snakeroot)
Euthamia graminifolia (grass-leaved goldenrod)
Geum canadense (white avens)
Pastinaca sativa (wild parsnip)
Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed)
Polygonum cespitosum (cespitose knotweed) *
Prunella vulgaris (self-heal)
Solidago caesia (bluestem goldenrod) *
Solidago rugosa (rough stem goldenrod)
Solidago spp. (goldenrods)
Tussilago farfara (coltsfoot)
Veronica officinalis (common speedwell)

Carex laxiflora type (sedge)
Carex pensylvanica (Pennsylvania sedge)

Setaria faberi (nodding foxtail grass)
Setaria glauca (yellow foxtail grass)

Athyrium filix-femina (lady's fern)
Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)