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Westchester Wilderness Walk
The Westchester Wilderness Walk in Pound Ridge, New York was conceived by Paul Zofnass, a member of Westchester Land Trust's Board of Directors and a resident of Upper Shad Road who, along with his family, had explored the rocky woods behind their home for years and were determined to see them preserved in their natural state forever. Through his land donations, and his ability to persuade his neighbors to donate land and conservation easements, the preserve now covers over 150 acres of rocky woods, hillside streams, lakes, and wetlands.
Paul Zofnass's wife, Renee Ring, and his sister, Joan Zofnass, were also instrumental in founding the Wilderness Walk. Numerous neighbors contributed land or time to the creation of the preserve—Michael Shimkin and Barbara Fiorito, Michelle and Amiel Peretz, Clay and Margaret Fowler, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur DelSavio, Sr., Jane Pauley and Garry Trudeau, and Janet and Ed Miller.
The variety of habitats means that there is a large diversity of plants and wildlife that occur on the preserve. Observant hikers are likely to encounter wood frogs and spring peepers in spring, Yellow-throated Vireos and Rose-breasted Grosbeaks in summer, and Wild Turkeys year round. With its eight miles of well-marked, well-maintained trails, Westchester Wilderness Walk represents perhaps the best opportunity for a long, vigorous hike that Westchester Land Trust offers.
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