Hike to Hawk Rock and
the Mead Farm Ruins

On Sunday, May 21, 2017, 11am join members of the Kent CAC for the annual hike to one of the town’s most interesting landmarks. We’ll meet at the DEP parking area at the end of Whangtown Road. (See map.)

Photo of Hawk Rock with Beth Herr standing in front of it
Hawk Rock. Photo: Dave Ehnebuske

If you haven’t been to Hawk Rock, you’re in for a treat. When the glaciers retreated northward at the end of the last ice age, they were carrying some huge rocks that sometimes ended up in odd positions when the ice melted. One of these so-called “erratics” is Hawk Rock. Local lore has it that long ago the Native Americans named it and used the site as a meeting place. It is certainly a believable story; the setting is beautiful and it’s one impressive rock.

Horsepound Brook skirts the trail, drains the wooded valley, and adds to New York City’s water supply. Along the way wildflowers and bird life are abundant.

This is a moderate hike that takes three hours or so round trip, including a stop for lunch at the rock. For further information call 228-5635.