Sisters Hill Woods in Stanford, New York

Donated to Winnakee by the Sisters of Charity, this locally significant forest on Sisters Hill Road in the Town of Stanford consists of 75 acres, including a DEC Core Northern Hardwood Forest and 8 acres of designated wetland and Class B stream. The site is also identified as a DEC Forest Linkage Zone, Core Habitat for Imperiled Species and as a Significant Biodiversity Area in the Hudson Valley. It is permanently protected by a Dutchess Land Conservancy easement.

Visitors can enjoy 1.3 miles of trails through the site’s forest and streams, following old woods roads as well as a section of historic rail bed from the early 1900s.  


Parking for Sisters is available at the primary access point diagonally across from 176 Sisters Hill Road (approximately 41.85569095437772, -73.70865021625589) and secondary access point at the intersection of Sisters Hill Road and Anson Road (41.851663295507606, -73.70525990418953).

Interactive Trail Map

Trail Map PDF

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