Cluett-Shantz Memorial Park

Route 9W, Milton, Town of Marlborough, Ulster County, New York


Take exit 10 off of US 87; drive north about 10 miles on Route 9W; turn left into the park entrance near a red railroad caboose a short distance north of Willow Tree Road.


lake, woods, field, lawn


The parking area is by the park pond.  The pond is covered with the green of watermeal and duckweed. 

It looks as though there were at one time some trails here, but now they have largely become overgrown.  There is a fancy, little rope and board bridge over a small ditch but now it leads nowhere.  So we decided to push south through the mostly spice bush to follow the remnants of a trail.  My son and I ended up behind a white house on Willow Tree Road.  We turned around and followed a stream a little ways north and then east.  It was not difficult but at times there were some wet spots as we got close to the small marsh around the stream in an opening in the canopy.  Followed the stream to a stone dam and then followed the little waterfall and stream downhill to a field.  From here we walked a little ways south to Willow Tree Road and then walked along Route 9W north back to the parking area.  Dr. Pat5rick L. Cooney.

Dr. Patrick L. Cooney
* = plant found in bloom  on day of field trip, September 01, 2004

Acer platanoides (Norway maple)
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Acer saccharum (sugar maple)
Ailanthus altissima (tree-of-heaven)
Alnus glutinosa (black alder)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Carya cordiformis (bitternut hickory)
Catalpa sp. (catalpa)
Celtis occidentalis (American hackberry)
Cornus florida (flowering dogwood)
Fagus grandifolia (American beech)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip)
Morus alba (white mulberry)
Paulownia tomentosa (empress tree)
Picea abies (Norway spruce)
Platanus occidentalis (American sycamore)
Populus deltoides (cottonwood)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Pyrus malus (apple tree)
Quercus alba (white oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)
Salix sp. (willow)
Tilia americana (basswood)
Ulmus rubra (slippery elm)

Shrubs and Sub-shrubs:
Cornus amomum (swamp dogwood)
Cornus racemosa (gray dogwood)
Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Lonicera morrowii (Morrow's honey suckle)
Rhamnus frangula (European buckthorn)
Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)
Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)
Rosa multiflora (multiflora rose)
Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)
Rubus phoenicolasius (wineberry)
Salix sp. (willow)
Staphylea trifolia (bladdernut)
Vinca minor (periwinkle)

Akebia quinata (akebia) lots
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata (porcelainberry)
Celastrus orbiculatus (Asiatic bittersweet)
Hedera helix (English ivy)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Polygonum scandens (climbing hempweed)
Sicyos angulatus (one-seeded cucumber)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis sp. (grape)

Acalypha sp. (three-seeded mercury) *
Actaea alba (doll's eyes)
Achillea millefolium (yarrow)
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)
Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed) *
Amphicarpaea bracteata (hog peanut) *
Apocynum cannabinum (Indian hemp)
Arctium minus (common burdock)
Arisaema triphyllum (Jack in the pulpit)
Artemisia vulgaris (common mugwort)
Asarum canadense (wild ginger)
Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)
Aster divaricatus (white wood aster) *
Bidens comosa (strawstem beggar tick) *
Bidens sp. (beggar tick) *
Caulophyllum thalictroides (blue cohosh)
Chelidonium majus (celandine) *
Cichorium intybus (chicory)
Circaea lutetiana (enchanter's nightshade)
Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)
Cirsium vulgaris (bull thistle)
Cryptotaenia canadensis (honewort)
Daucus carota (Queen Anne's lace) *
Duchesnea indica (Indian strawberry)
Erigeron annuus (daisy fleabane) *
Eupatorium rugosum (white snakeroot) *
Fragaria virginiana (strawberry)
Geranium sibiricum (Siberian geranium) *
Geum canadense (white avens)
Hieracium sp. (hawkweed)  *
Impatiens capensis (orange jewelweed) *
Lactuca biennis (tall blue lettuce)
Lemna sp. (duckweed)
Lobelia inflata (Indian tobacco)  *
Lythrum salicaria (purple loosestrife) *
Melilotus alba (white sweet clover) *
Nepeta cataria (catmint) *
Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose) *
Oxalis sp. (yellow wood sorrel) *
Phytolacca americana (pokeweed)
Pilea pumila (clearweed) *
Plantago lanceolata (English plantain)
Plantago major (common plantain)
Polygonum cespitosum (cespitose smartweed) *
Polygonum cuspidatum (Japanese knotweed) *
Polygonum hydropiper (water pepper) *
Polygonum lapathifolium (nodding smartweed) *
Polygonum pensylvanicum (Pennsylvania smartweed) *
Polygonum sagittatum (halberd-leaved tearthumb) *
Polygonum virginianum (jumpseed)
Prunella vulgaris (self-heal) *
Pyrola rotundifolia (shinleaf)
Saponaria officinalis (bouncing bet) *
Silene vulgaris (bladder campion) *
Solidago bicolor (silverrod)
Solidago gigantea (late goldenrod) *
Trifolium pratense (red clover) *
Tussilago farfara (coltsfoot)
Urtica dioica var. procera (tall nettle) *
Verbena urticifolia (white vervain)
Wolfia sp. (watermeal).

Juncus tenuis (path rush)

Cyperus dentatus (toothed flatsedge)
Cyperus sp. (nut or umbrella sedge)
Eleocharis sp. (spike rush)

Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass)
Digitaria sp. (crab grass)
Echinochloa sp. (barnyard grass)
Poa annua (annual bluegrass)
Setaria faberi (nodding foxtail grass)
Setaria glauca (yellow foxtail grass)

Athyrium filix-femina (lady fern)
Dryopteris marginalis (marginal wood fern)
Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)
Osmunda cinnamomea (cinnamon fern)
Polystichum acrostichoides (Christmas fern)