Parks_Monsey_Glen.jpg140 Saddle River Road, Monsey
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Directions:  Traveling east on Route 59, turn right on Saddle River Road.  Go approximately 500 feet to the park entrance on the right side of Saddle River Road. Handicapped parking is available.

Description:  25 Acres - The Glen is a tract of land with a full growth of verdure covering many walking trails. It contains scenic natural beauty with sandstone overhangs. Below a stream flows to the southwest. The abandoned railroad bed marks the boundary on the northwest side. Trees to be seen are Red Oak, Black Oak, Maple, Poplar, Dogwood, Sumac, and Trailing Arbutus.

History:  Acquired in 1976. Plant life in the park is unique to this area because of glacier activity thousands of years ago. Plant species were carried from one region on the advancing glacier and deposited as it moved slowly by. It is one of the few places in the County where Trailing Arbutus grows. A great variety of bird and animal life make their home in the Glen. Many Indian artifacts have been excavated in the area; and excavations of a cave in Monsey Glen Park in 1936 uncovered layers of evidence of human habitation. Pottery and artifacts of local Indians dating from 1000 BC to 1600 AD were found. Further digging revealed tools that appear to be more than 3,000 years old.

Present Use:  A peaceful area of hiking trails.

Future Plans:  To maintain it as a flora and fauna preserve with guided tours on the story of nature and its mysteries.  To plant shrubs to encourage natural growth of food for wild birds.

Wildlife:  White-tailed Deer, Muskrat, Opossum, Raccoon, Rabbit, Woodchuck, Skunk, Squirrel, Chipmunk, Nuthatch, Woodpecker, Warbler, Thrush, and Vireo.

Rest Rooms:  No.      Handicapped Accessibility:  Limited.