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).