FRANKEL SANCTUARY, ORANGE COUNTY, NY.
Frankel Sanctuary / 914-294-3674
Bloom's Corner Rd., Warwick, NY 10990
Part of the Orange County Audubon Society
0 from Hastings-on-Hudson; 26.4 miles to the light at exit 15A (Route 17 north); at 1.4 miles pass the exit for Ringwood State Park; at 2.5 miles you pass Seven Lakes Drive (for Claudius Smith's Den walk); at 4.9 miles you pass the Tuxedo Railroad Station (where you can also hike to Claudius Smith's Den); at 6.3 miles pass Duck Cedar Inn; at 7.3 miles you reach the left turn for Route 17A; turn diagonally left and then at stop sign, turn left.
At 1.4 miles you pass Long Meadow Road; at 2.2 miles the 4-lane highway becomes a 2 lane highway; 2.8 miles Renaissance Fair; 5.7 miles pass the parking area for Sterling Ridge Trail. 6.0 miles Old Tuxedo Road; turn/bear right in Greenwood Lake; then shortly bear left; climbing another ridge; 9.3 miles is the parking area for the Appalachian Trail. Descend to the town of Warwick. At 13.8 miles turn left onto Route 94. Turn right onto Route 1A. Keep going until you can turn left onto Blooms Corners Road. Drive 1.7 miles to a place where you can see a larger marsh and ponds.
On Blooms Corners Road in Warwick, owned by Orange Audubon Society, this preserved cattail wetland is a good place to pull off on the side of the road at the overlook and watch the birdlife.
This is not much of a place for a hiker or botanist. There is really not much of a place to even pull-off the road. No real parking areas here.