The Winnakee Educational Arboretum was established to educate visitors about trees in a Hudson Valley forest, to inform visitors about the historic role this particular forest played in President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s environmental education; and to bring people into this woodland to closely examine and appreciate its diversity and beauty.
The tour is approximately 1.1 miles long, with rolling hills and sections of moderately steep and rocky terrain. The Arboretum features 36 different species of trees with photos and guidelines for identification. A key of icons on each page indicates the particular characteristics of a tree or feature. A glossary of terms is included at the back of this guidebook. Visit the Arboretum and learn while you walk!
In honor of Barney McHenry’s contributions and accomplishments, the Open Space Institute has established and administers an award to celebrate his leadership and foster future leaders in the Hudson River Valley. The annual award is used to provide financial support to promising young leaders and exemplary projects that make significant contributions to environmental protection, historic preservation, and the arts in the Hudson River Valley. This prestigious award was granted to Marist College student Erin Hoagland in 2012, sponsored by Winnakee Land Trust.
Additional support was provided by the National Park Service and the Hyde Park Trails Committee, with funding from the Seth Lyon Trails Fund. Seth Lyon was a member of the Hyde Park Trails Committee, an avid recreational hiker, and an environmental educator.