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Fischer Old Growth Forest Preserve Hike

09/13/2012 - 10:00am - 11:30am

Please note: this tour is now full. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, please call 255-2473, or email


Join Dr. Joan Maloof, author, ecologist and founder of the Old-Growth Forest Network and Plantations staff for a guided hike through Plantations’ Fischer Old Growth Forest Natural Area in the town of Newfield. Majestic, magical, inspirational, with trees over 150 feet tall, this site is a sanctuary in every sense of the word. The best example of pre-European settlement forest in the region, this old-growth forest is notable not only for the extreme size of many individual trees but also for the very high number of canopy-sized tree species.   The 1.25 mile hike is moderately strenuous, with some steep slope climbing, and will take place rain or shine.

Instructors:  Dr. Joan Maloof, Todd Bittner, Robert Wesley
Fee:  The hike is free but pre-registration is required and the group will be limited to the first 25 people to register.
Location:  Park and meet at Stella’s Barn Country Comfort Restaurant and Gift Shop, on Route 13 in Newfield.  A carpool will also depart from Plantations Horticulture Center on Caldwell Road promptly at 9:30 a.m.  GPS coordinates for Fisher are: 42.383, -76.57.