The Patch Program gives Girl Scouts the opportunity to learn about women’s suffrage and the history of abolition in New York, the space to learn about the importance of recognizing and honoring these activists, and the tools to advocate for women’s representation in public spaces. [Read more…] about Girl Scouts Unveil New Women’s History Patch
One of the popular parts of the Chester Challenge in the Southeastern Adirondacks is the hike around Palmer Pond. The pond is located west of Chestertown, Warren County, about a mile from the Hudson River at the end of a dirt road called, oddly enough, Palmer Pond Road.
At the parking lot and trail gate there is a sign-in kiosk with a map of the trails. The trail begins on an old road, which also provides motor vehicle access for use by people of all abilities (with a permit).
As one hikes the gently undulating roadway and crosses the outlet through a beaver meadow, the pond comes into view. The trail continues through an area that was many years ago heavily logged, to a small clearing with a picnic table. Here a short track leads down to Palmer Pond.
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