Rush Oak Openings Unique Area contains two unusual features – the only known oak opening left in NY, and a limestone woodland. Oak Openings are composed of native prairie grasses and associated plants usually surrounded by oak/hickory forests. During colonial times Oak Openings were common, but fire suppression has made them rare. This Oak Opening is maintained by the DEC with mowing and controlled burns.
We’ll take 1.5 to 2 hours to hike the mowed paths in the Oak Opening and walk through the limestone woodland. It’s a mostly flat walk, with a couple of small hills – I’m not a fast walker, so you’ll find it easy to keep up. As a preview to the South Bradford Old Foundation hike, we’ll view an old foundation and other signs of earlier colonization.
This free event is open to members and non-members of Women Outdoors. Non-members are invited to join us on two events to see what you think. The third time's a charm - we'll ask you to join Women Outdoors at that point. You can join now by clicking onJoin Us
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