About Drowned Lands Swamp

Drowned Lands Swamp includes 1.5 miles of trails through wetlands and forests. Much of this site is part of the Harlem Valley wetlands complex, one of the largest wetlands in New York. The site has an interesting history – local folklore recounts stills operating during Prohibition. Reportedly, still operators used the flagpole at the top of Old Croken to notify potential buyers when batches were ready. This site has a heavy black fly population, so you may wish to visit outside the summer months.

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Nature Quest trails coming Spring 2022.