Outdoor Discovery Center

On Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall, NY - 845-534-5506
Mail: P.O. Box 451, Cornwall, NY 12518 - Fax 845-534-4581 - No dogs on preserve
Nature Play - Nature Programs - Trails - Visitors Center 10am-4pm Sat & Sun

Wildlife Education Center

25 Boulevard Cornwall-on-Hudson, NY 845-534-7781
Open Fri – Sun 12pm – 4pm. Animal Program Sat and Sun at 1pm & 2:30pm
Live Native Animals I Special Exhibits I Story Walk

Discovery  Quests Hiking Trails

Experience the award-winning Discovery Quests Hiking Trails with specially created Guidebooks
at the Outdoor Discovery Center. No dogs on preserve.

These trails are open weekends Mid-April through Mid-November. Quest Visitor Center is open from 9am until 1pm, Saturday and Sunday.
Quest hiking trails are free. Quest Guidebooks are $5 at the Visitors Center and can be shared.
For more information call 845-534-5506, ext. 204.
Sample Quest Guidebook page. Scroll down for Quest descriptions


The Discovery Quests are a unique, interactive way to learn about the environment for all ages. Participants wil be able to purchase a guidebook with illustrations, riddle poems and field notes describing each topic at the learning stations. The goal of each Quest is to find the “hidden message” of each hike.

The Pond Quest is a short trail within view of the visitors’ center that meanders past ponds and cattails with stops at viewing platforms that over look the wetlands.

Field Quest leads through the Museum’s farm fields and loops back through an open woodland. An easy hike on mostly flat terrain.

Woodland Quest is an intriguing path of tree identification and animal habitats of the tree canopy and forest floor. A moderate trail with a few short hilly sections.

Hiking Quest leads past geologic features and different signs of former human activity. A moderately challenging trail, perfect for hiking boots!

The Pond, Field and Woodland Quests take about 30 to 45 minutes and the Hiking Quest takes from one to two hours. Each terrain varies in difficulty ranging from a flat stretch easy enough for wheelchairs and baby strollers, to the more challenging climbs of the forested slopes.

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